1915-S $1 Panama-Pacific
Designer: Charles Keck
souvenir gold coin bears a head of a man wearing a cap often mistaken
for a baseball player. This coin was intended to represent a laborer
who helped build the Panama Canal. The reverse side of this gold
piece has two dolphins, which were meant to symbolize the meeting
of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. A mintmark of "S"
is located between the "D" and "O" of "Dollar".
The $1 Panama Pacific trial piece was struck in silver at the Philadelphia
mint at some unnamed date in the spring of 1915, before the working
dies went to San Francisco. There are also uniface impressions of
both obverse and reverse dies, without "S" mintmarks,
in white metal, bronze. Proofs are reported of the regular issue
with "S" mintmark.
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