Mount Rushmore coins feature the iconic sculpture of the four greatest U.S. presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln on the face of Mount Rushmore. This National Memorial has been a recurring theme in U.S. coins as it is a symbol of the birth, growth, development and preservation of our country.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum, and 400 workers sculpted the heads of the four presidents between 1927 and 1941. South Dakota historian Doane Robinson was the one who came up with the idea of sculpting well-known personalities on the Black Hills region. Robinson wanted to sculpt well known western heroes like Lewis and Clark, Red Cloud and Buffalo Bill Cody. But Borglum decided that the sculptures should have a National focus. [1]

1991 Mount Rushmore anniversary coins In 1991, to honor the memorials 50th Anniversary, 3 coins were released, a Half Dollar, Silver Dollar and the five-dollar Gold. The surcharges from the sale of the Mount Rushmore coins were divided between the Treasury department and the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society of Black Hills for its restoration work. [2]
Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Half Dollar
1991 Mt Rushmore half dollarThe obverse of the copper-nickel half dollar was designed by Marcel Jovine, featuring the sculpture and the reverse featured an AmericanBison designed by James Ferrell. Mount Rushmore coins reverse also has the Golden Anniversary inscription on it.

Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Silver Dollar
1991 Mt Rushmore anniversaryThe obverse of the Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary silver dollar was designed by Marika Somogyi featuring the sculptureofthe four presidents. It also had the inscriptions of Golden Anniversary and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The reverse, designed by former chief sculptor-engraver of the Mint Frank Gasparro, featured the map of the continental United States with the U.S. seal above it.

Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary five-dollar
1991 Mt Rushmore 5 dollarThe five-dollar Mount Rushmore coin released from the West Point mint had a different take on the design. On the obverse it featured an American Eagle more dominantly than the sculptures themselves. The reverse was even more revolutionary as it didnt include any symbols or motifs. It sported an inscription saying Mount Rushmore National Memorial designed by Rhode Island artist Robert Lamb, and engraved by Mint sculptor-engraver William Cousins.

2006 South Dakota State Quarter
2006 State QuarterFor the South Dakota State Quarter, it was not really surprising that the State Quarter Advisory committee selected the design showing the Mount Rushmore sculpture and the state bird of South Dakota, the Chinese ring-necked pheasant flying over it. The reverse shows the bust of George Washington. [3]

2013 Mount Rushmore America the Beautiful quarters
2013 Mt Rushmore America the beuatiful quarter
In 2013, the Mount Rushmore America the Beautiful quarters was released as the final one for the year and the 19th in the overall release of the quarters. The Mount Rushmore coin design was very different from how it was depicted in the earlier coins. The reverse showed a really non-traditional and interesting depiction of how Mount Rushmore would have looked when it was being sculpted. The design shows the profile of George Washington and a worker adding final details on Jeffersons face. [4]

Mount Rushmore Presidential dollars
mt_rushmore_presidential dollars_1This collection of Presidential Dollars, released in different years starting from 2007, consists of four ultra-rare Presidential Dollar Proof coins issued by the San Francisco Mint. These coins portray the same Presidents found on the face of Mount Rushmore George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.Over the years, the memorial has grown from being just a tourist attraction for South Dakota to an iconic National symbol; a symbol of freedom and hope. The popularity of the monument is such that it hosts 3 million visitors every year. [5] The memorial has been assimilated into popular culture right from kids cartoons and books to sci-fi movies. Its no wonder that the Mount Rushmore coins are quite popular as evidenced by the highest debut sales of the 2013 Mount Rushmore National Memorial America the Beautiful Quarters.

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