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 Posted 12/31/2021  11:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The second coin of the National Law Enforcement Museum commemorative coin program is a Silver Dollar. As with the other coins of the program, per the enabling legislation, the Silver Dollar's design was required to be "emblematic of the National Law Enforcement Museum and the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers throughout the history of the United States." It meets this stipulation be depicting scenes of Law Enforcement Officers fulfilling their roles in community service.

Following up on the Mission Statement of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Inc. (see previous post), the program's enabling legislation included the following regarding the museum itself:

(4) The National Law Enforcement Museum's mission isó

(A) to honor and commemorate the extraordinary service and sacrifice of America's law enforcement officers;

(B) to serve as an important bridge between law enforcement's past and present, between the heroes of yesteryear and those who have followed in their footsteps, and between America's peace officers and the public they serve;

(C) increase public understanding and support for law enforcement and to promote law enforcement safety; and

(D) strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve with thought-provoking programs at the Museum and around the country that promote dialogue on topics of current interest.


The Silver Dollar's obverse design features a scene with a kneeling police officer and a young child sitting on a basketball while reading a magazine. The scene is meant to represent community service and the importance of engaging future generations. The design is the work of Frank Morris, an artist within the Mint's Artistic Infusion Program (AIP); the design's sculpt was created by US Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill.

The reverse design, host to the coin's star, presents a law enforcement office - a sergeant - shaking hands with a formally-dressed (i.e., jacket and tie) community member. In addition to the three chevrons indicating rank, the officer also has a "POLICE" patch on his sleeve. The patch features a seven-pointed star (heptagram) with branches of laurel flanking it. The symbolism behind the heptagram varies greatly by culture, religion and general context (e.g., magic), but among its symbolic meanings is "protection" and "warding off evil" - this symbolism is likely at the root of the heptagram's popularity among law enforcement badges.

The reverse design was created by Ronald D. Sanders of the Mint's AIP, it was sculpted by US Mint Medallic Artist John R. McGraw. The pair also teamed up for the obverse design of the program's Clad Half Dollar.


2021 National Law Enforcement Museum Silver Dollar




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My survey of the modern US commemorative coins that feature one or more stars comes to an end with this post and presentation of the 2021 National Law Enforcement Museum Gold Half Eagle. As with a large number of coins in the US series, the stars within the coin's design come via a US Flag. The overall theme of the coin is that of honoring the ultimate sacrifice made by some officers.

The coin's obverse presents left-facing profile portraits of two officers - one male, one female. Both officers are depicted at attention and saluting. Frank Morris of the Mint's Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) created the design, US Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill was responsible for the design's sculpt.

The primary design element of the reverse is a tri-cornered, folded US Flag as is presented (typically) to a surviving family member at the conclusion of a burial ceremony; a properly folded US Flag is folded 13 times on the triangles, symbolic of the 13 original states/colonies. In front of the flag are three roses; the flowers are symbolic of remembrance of a fallen officer. The design was created by Ronald D. Sanders of the Mint's AIP; US Mint Medallic Artist Craig Campbell created the design's sculpt.

The design hits close to home for me as I received such a Flag at the conclusion of my father's burial ceremony. He was not a Law Enforcement Officer, but served during World War II - he survived the sinking of two different ships, one lost via torpedoes and one via a sea mine. Fortunately for him, he lived a long life after WWII and was able to marry and raise a family. It was honor to be presented with his ceremonial Flag on behalf of my family.


2021 National Law Enforcement Officer Museum Gold Half Eagle




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For my 999th post, how bout a coin with stars from Russia .
A 1980 Olympics commemorative rouble from the 1978 games...

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@mrwhatisit: Nice 1978 USSR 1 Ruble for the 1980 Moscow Olympics! It features a terrific depiction of symbolic stars on a coin.

For those who might be interested...

The Kremlin buildings, and the very large red stars that top five of its 20 towers, are quite impressive and are recognized around the world. The Kremlin once served as the central site of Government, but today is mostly a museum complex.

The five-pointed star was adopted as a symbol of the Soviet Union and its ruling ideology following the Revolution of 1917; its use eventually took on a more universal role as a symbol of communism in countries around the world. The stars were first installed on the Kremlin towers in 1935, when they replaced the two-headed eagles that were symbolic of old Imperial Russia.


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There is some circulation cameo starting to form on that one.
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1960 Australia.
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