This silver coin was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. The other coins in this program were a copper nickel clad half dollar and a $5 gold coin. Surcharges of these coins were used to fund the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.
The obverse, designed by John Mercanti, shows the Statue of Liberty with the Ellis Island building in the background. The reverse, designed by John Mercanti and Matthew Peloso, shows the Statue's hand with the torch and the end of the poem engraved inside the Statue.
This coin was minted in Philadelphia and was graded by MS70 by NGC.