Coin Specifications

Category: Modern Commemoratives (1982-Date)
Mint: West Point
Mintage: 32,877
Obverse Designer: T. James Ferrell
Reverse Designer: John Mercanti
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $18.72 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
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2002 W WEST POINT BICENTENNIAL S$1 PF obverse 2002 W WEST POINT BICENTENNIAL S$1 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The United States Military Academy, located at West Point, New York, was founded on March 16, 1802, and the 200th anniversary of this event was a natural theme for commemoration on a coin. The sponsors of this coin recognized the need for action early on, and the bill authorizing a silver dollar coinage was signed into law way back in 1994. Surcharges included within the sales price of each coin went to the Association of Graduates to provide for West Point's "academic, military, physical, moral and ethical development programs." U. S. Mint Sculptor-Engraver T. James Ferrell designed the obverse of the West Point Silver Dollar. It shows a cadet color guard in parade, the academy's Washington Hall in the background and the Cadet Chapel above it on a hillside. The dates of commemoration and striking are placed along the upper border, with the artist's initials at eight o'clock. The usual mottoes complete this side of the coin. Fellow U. S. Mint staff artist John Mercanti furnished the reverse design. It portrays the U. S. Military Academy's bicentennial logo, in which the helmet of Minerva, goddess of war, is superimposed over a sheathed sword. These elements are enclosed within a plain circle, accompanied by statutory legends. Outside the circle is inscribed the dates of commemoration and coining, as well as the words "WEST POINT BICENTENNIAL" divided by two stars. The coin's mintmark is seen to the left of Minerva's helmet, with the designer's initials beneath the tip of the sword's sheath. Naturally, the West Point Mint produced both the proof and uncirculated editions of this silver dollar, the mint being located within the academy grounds. Offered for sale for a full year commencing March 16, 2002, the West Point Silver Dollar was a good seller. The combination of an appealing theme, better than average designs and a general increase in the popularity of current United States coins was enough to boost sales well above those of most other recent commemoratives.

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Last Updated: 2/4/2020

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2002 W S$1 WEST POINT BICENTENNIAL PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5653
Low Grade: 66
Average Grade: 69
High Grade: 70

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 2002 W S$1 WEST POINT BICENTENNIAL PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
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2002 W S$1 WEST POINT BICENTENNIAL PF UC
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Base-----------------21862386817025652
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Total-----------------21862386817025652
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 2002 W S$1 WEST POINT BICENTENNIAL PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37373737373737373737376772768194106111115123167351
37373737373737373737476973788598108112118138228369
0000003737373747697378859810811211813800
00000037373737577075799010210911412015200
2002 W S$1 WEST POINT BICENTENNIAL PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base373737373737373737373776818589102119123127139183381
373737373737373737375078828693108120124131154249400
00000037373737507882869310812012413115400
00000037373737637984889811312212613516800
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Grade: PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 381
Owner: Backdraft237
 
Grade: PF 70 UC
Points: 381
Owner: Beijim
 
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