Description

The 2015 US Marshals Service Silver Dollar was one of three coins issued to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the nation’s first federal law enforcement agency. The designs for the coin focused on the legendary status of the United States Marshals in America’s cultural landscape.

The United States Marshals Service (USMS) is a federal law enforcement agency in the United States. The USMS is a bureau within the U.S. Department of Justice, operating under the direction of the Attorney General, but serves as the enforcement arm of the United States federal courts to ensure the effective operation of the judiciary and integrity of the Constitution. It is the oldest U.S. federal law enforcement agency, created by the Judiciary Act of 1789 during the presidency of George Washington as the "Office of the United States Marshal". The USMS as it stands today was established in 1969 to provide guidance and assistance to U.S. Marshals throughout the federal judicial districts.

The Marshals Service is primarily responsible for the protection of judges and other judicial personnel, the administration of fugitive operations, the management of criminal assets, the operation of the United States Federal Witness Protection Program and the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System, the execution of federal arrest warrants, and the protection of senior government officials through the Office of Protective Operations. Throughout its history the Marshals have also provided unique security and enforcement services including protecting African-American students enrolling in the South during the civil rights movement, escort security for United States Air Force LGM-30 Minuteman missile convoys, law enforcement for the United States Antarctic Program, and protection of the Strategic National Stockpile.

Obverse

Depicts an image of the US Marshals Service Star with the silhouette of US Marshals riding horses across the lower portion. The inscriptions include “Liberty”, the anniversary dates “1789-2014”, the motto “In God We Trust”, and the date of issue “2015”.

Design: Richard Masters
Modelling: Charles Vickers

LIBERTY
1789-2014
U. S. MARSHAL
P
RM CLV
IN GOD WE TRUST
2015

Reverse

Depicts a frontier U.S. Marshal leaning against a post and holding a “wanted” poster. This image is intended to represent Marshals as the lawmen of the frontiers, playing an important role in their geographic, political, and cultural history. An inscription above the image includes the words of the Marshals Service motto “Justice, Integrity, Service”. Additional inscriptions include “E Pluribus Unum”, “United States of America”, and the denomination “$1”.

Design: Frank Morris
Modelling: Joseph Menna

JUSTICE•INTEGRITY•SERVICE
E PLURIBUS
UNUM
UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA
WANTED
IN FT.SMITH
FM $ 1 JFM

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.900
Weight 26.73 g
Diameter 38.1 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Philadelphia Mint (P)

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