# 1237 - Modern American Silver Dollar Commemoratives - Part 3

in silvergoldstackers •  2 months ago 

We will now continue a series that I published almost two years ago, "The Modern American Silver Commemorative Dollars".

This will be a little different series, because the photos are new (I hope better than the old ones) and the text will be different (of course the basics are the same).

The info below comes mostly from: https://moderncommemoratives.com/

"The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. That year, the US Mint released commemorative half dollar coins to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Since that date, commemorative coins have been issued nearly every year to celebrate famous American people, places, events, and institutions.

Each commemorative coin program is authorized under an Act of Congress. The Act typically specifies the subject to be commemorated, the denomination of coins to be issued, and the maximum authorized mintage for each. Additionally, most commemorative coin programs include surcharges added to the cost of each coin, which will be distributed to specified beneficiary organizations or fund projects that benefit the community."

All coins weight 26.73g with 90% silver purity. They were issued in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated finish.

They will be presented in the order they were minted, but only one of each design. I will alternate the Proofs with the Brilliant Uncirculated.

The third is the 1986-P MS70 "Statue of Liberty".

The commemorative program of “United States Liberty Coins” was the most successful to date, with more than 7 million silver dollars and 7 million half dollars sold, and a complete sell out of the maximum mintage established for the gold coins.

PCGS graded 5,674 1986-P "Statue of Liberty", with 344 as MS70. 723,635 1986-P "Statue of Liberty" were minted in Philadelphia.

I bought this coin in 2014 for $89.00 and today's price is around $120.00.

The obverse of the coin features a view of the Statue of Liberty with the main building of Ellis Island in the background.
The obverse was design by John Mercanti.


The reverse of the coin depicts the statue’s hand with a lit torch, and the concluding words of Emma Lazarus’s poem The New Colossus. These words are engraved on a bronze plaque mounted inside the statue.
The reverse was designed by John Mercanti with assistance from Matthew Peloso.


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Very nice Statue of Liberty commemorative @ronaldoavelino😀 I especially like the reverse on this coin, it's remind me for some reason of a Roosevelt dime.Lol...very nice !!