The United States Mint has completed production
of the 2006 San
Francisco Mint Commemorative coins. Public Law 109-230 mandated the
striking of both silver dollar and five dollar gold coins to honor the
old Mint's place in history, in particular its role in helping the city
of San Francisco recover following the devastating earthquake of 1906.
Because of her superior structural design, the
Granite Lady remained
standing following the 1906 earthquake. The Mint was the only financial
institution capable of functioning immediately after the disaster, and
served as a clearing house for relief funds, helping the city to get on
its feet much quicker.
Uncirculated Silver Dollar: 65,609
Surcharges earned through the sale of the San
Francisco Mint Commemorative coins went to help recondition the Granite
Lady and create a museum dedicated to United States numismatics and the
California Gold Rush.