This limited edition US Mint commemorative silver dollar pays tribute to American author Mark Twain.
The silver coin has distinctive obverse and reverse designs that are emblematic of the life and legacy of the famed author. The obverse design features a portrait of Mark Twain smoking a pipe with the smoke forming a silhouette of Huck Finn and Jim on a raft in the background.
The silver reverse design features an assortment of characters leaping to life from Mark Twain's works: the knight and horse from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, the frog from The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Jim and Huck from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Mark Twain is one of the best known American authors. Even today his work continues to captivate readers with stories devoid of hypocrisy and complacency. The best known are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
With this new series from 2016, the United States celebrates the popular author on a stunning silver coin. The obverse of the coin bears the portrait of the writer. The reverse shows a scene from his novels. The characters, as sprung from one of his books, take their audience into an exciting journey.
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