In the year 1996; the United States of America had issued the commemorative One Dollar on National Community Service. These coins were issued by the United States to honour the spirit of volunteerism in the United States. These coins were also issued to honour a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public.
The obverse of this coin depicts standing Liberty with a lamp and book in her right hand; the lamp and book is a symbol of learning and discovery. The sun is encircled on the flame of a lamp and symbolizes the light of knowledge. The inscription ‘LIBERTY’ is written at the top; and the inscription ‘NATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE’ and ‘1996’ is written at the left side of the coin and the inscription ‘IN GOD WE TRUST’ is written on the right side of the coin. The reverse of this coin features an inscription, "Service for America", in the centre within the circle; and the inscription ‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA’ and ‘ONE DOLLAR’ is written at top and bottom.
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