Appearing from the United States Mint in 2013 as one of two commemorative programs was the 2013 5-Star Generals Silver Dollar Commemorative Coins. Designs found on the strikes honor United States Army 5-star generals and are issued in celebration of the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
The United States Mint released the 5-Star Generals Silver Dollars on March 21, 2013 in both proof and uncirculated conditions. Introductory pricing for the strikes was $54.95 and $50.95, respectively. Maximum mintage was capped at 500,000 across all product options.
Like other modern commemorative silver dollars, the 5-Star General Coins is struck from 90% silver. They feature a diameter of 1.5 inches.
These silver dollars are issued in the commemorative program along with $5 gold coins and half-dollar clad coins. Those two other strikes feature different obverse and reverse imagery.
One other commemorative series was scheduled for 2013 known as the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar.
Silver Dollar Information
Congress authorized the release of the 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Silver Dollars with the passage of the 5-Star Generals Commemorative Coin Act (Public Law 111-262). The Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on October 8, 2010.
Shown on the obverse of the silver dollar are the portraits of Generals George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower against a striped background with the 5-star insignia shown above their heads. Surrounding the design are the inscriptions of GEORGE C. MARSHALL, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, IN GOD WE TRUST, 2013 and LIBERTY. US Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Richard Masters designed the obverse, and United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna is in charge of sculpting
The Leavenworth Lamp with the heraldic crest of Fort Leavenworth on its side is depicted on the reverse of the coin. US Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Barbara Fox designed the reverse, and United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna will execute it. Reverse inscriptions include UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, FIVE DOLLARS and FORT LEAVENWORTH.
As previously mentioned, these coins are each struck from 90% silver and feature a diameter of 1.5 inches with a weight of 26.73 grams. Legal tender face value of each coin is $1. Maximum mintage of the release is 500,000 across all product options.
Congress requires a surcharge to be placed on the sale of each of the 5-Star Generals Silver Dollars in the amount of $10. This surcharge will be collected and forwarded by the US Mint to the Command and General Staff College Foundation to help finance its activities in support of the college.
2013 5-Star Generals Silver Dollar Coin Specifications
|Composition:||90% silver, 10% copper|
|Qualities:||Proof and Uncirculated|
|Maximum Mintage:||500,000 across all product options|
|Minting Facility:||Proof – Philadelphia, Uncirculated – West Point|
|Obverse Designer / Sculptor:||Richard Masters / Joseph Menna|
|Reverse Designer / Sculptor:||Barbara Fox / Joseph Menna|