# 1240 - Modern American Silver Dollar Commemoratives - Part 6

in silvergoldstackers •  3 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 sixth is the 1989-S PR70 "Congress".

"The 1989 Congress Bicentennial Silver Dollar was released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Congress. The legislative body had first convened under the US Constitution in 1789 in Philadelphia."

PCGS graded 3,802 1989-S "Congress", with 121 as PR70. 762,198 1989-S "Congress" were minted in San Francisco.

I bought this coin in 1996 for $80.00 and today's price is around $185.00. The issue price was $29.00.

"The obverse of the silver dollar features a full view of Thomas Crawford’s bronze Statue of Freedom, which was placed atop of the Capitol dome in 1863. Clouds and rays of sunlight appear in the background of the view.
Both the obverse and reverse designs were modeled by Chester Young Martin and designed by William Woodward."

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"On the reverse of the coin is the mace of the House of Representatives. A close up view of the staff topped by an eagle on a world globe is pictured."

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