Celebrate a legend with this handsome 90% silver Proof! Issued by the San Francisco Mint in 1997, it honors the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breakthrough on April 15, 1947, as the first African American man to play in a major league baseball game. His number (42) was retired across all major league baseball teams in 2004 – the first time this was done for a pro athlete in any sport.
The second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers is shown “stealing home” on the obverse, recalling the time he did so in a 1955 World Series game. The 50th anniversary logo of the Jackie Robinson Foundation is on the reverse. One of just 110,002 pieces minted, your coin comes encapsulated and presented in a handsome display case. This commemorative Proof is an exciting and historic addition to your collection – order now!
- Material: Silver
- Mint Mark: San Francisco
- Product Type: Single Products
- Commemorative Series: Jackie Robinson (1997)
- Year: 1997