The 2013 5 Star Generals Silver Dollar (Buy on eBay) was issued as part of an ambitious commemorative coin program authorized to recognize the 5-Star Generals of the United States Army as well as celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the United States Army Command and General Staff College where each of the generals either taught or attended.
The obverse design of the silver dollar features portraits of Generals George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower against a striped background with a five star insignia at center. Eisenhower had previously appeared on a silver dollar issued in 1990 for the centennial of his birth. Inscriptions on the obverse of the present coin include the names of the Generals, the motto “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, and the date “2013”.
The reverse of the coin features an image of the Leavenworth Lamp, in a design similar to the $5 gold coin issued under the same program. The inscriptions read “United States of America”, “One Dollar”, “E Pluribus Unum”, “U.S. Army Command and General Staff College”, and “Fort Leavenworth”.
The obverse of the coin was designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Joseph Menna. The reverse was designed by Barbara Fox and sculpted by Joseph Menna.
The United States Mint produced a proof version of the silver dollar at the San Francisco Mint bearing the “S” mint mark and an uncirculated version at the West Point Mint bearing the “W” mint mark. A maximum mintage of 500,000 across both versions was established under the authorizing legislation.
Sales for the coin officially opened on March 21, 2013, when the proof and uncirculated versions were offered for sale individually. The proof silver dollar was initially priced at $54.95, and later priced at $59.95 after the conclusion of an introductory period. The uncirculated silver dollar was initially priced at $50.95, and later $55.95 after the introductory period. Pricing for the offering included a $10 surcharge distributable to the CGSC Foundation to help finance its activities in support of the college.
Later in the year, the 2013 5-Star Generals Profile Collection was offered, which included the uncirculated silver dollar along with the uncirculated half dollar and a bronze replica medal featuring Douglas MacArthur.
Final sales for the 2013 5-Star Generals Silver Dollar reached 34,638 for the uncirculated version and 69,283 for the proof version.
Designer: Richard Masters (obverse), Barbara Fox (reverse)
Weight: 26.7300 g
Composition: 90% Silver (0.7736 ounces of silver)
Diameter: 38.1 mm
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 500,000
2013-W Uncirculated 5 Star Generals Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $50.95
Regular Price: $55.95
Final Mintage: 34,638
2013-S Proof 5 Star Generals Silver Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $54.95
Regular Price: $59.95
Final Mintage: 69,283