The Thomas Alva Edison silver dollar is a commemorative silver dollar issued by the United States Mint in 2004.[1] It portrays American inventor Thomas Edison.

$1
United States
Years of minting2004 (2004)
Obverse
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Reverse

Legislation

The Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin Act (Pub.L. 105–331 (text) (PDF)) authorized the production of a silver dollar to commemorate the life of Edison and the 125th anniversary of the invention of the light bulb. The act allowed the coins to be struck in both proof and uncirculated finishes.[2]

Design

The obverse of the coin, designed by Donna Weaver, features a portrait of Edison holding an early experimental light bulb in his laboratory. The reverse, designed by John Mercanti, features a rendering of Edison's first light bulb.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin". United States Mint. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "Text of H.R. 47 (99th): Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Commemorative Coin Act (Passed Congress version)". GovTrack.us. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  3. ^ "Thomas Alva Edison Commemorative Coin". United States Mint. Retrieved May 11, 2019.