# 1248 - Modern American Silver Dollar Commemoratives - Part 14

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 fourteenth is the 1993 MS70 "Jefferson".

"The 1993 Thomas Jefferson Silver Dollar was actually issued in 1994 although the coins are dated 1993. The commemorative coins were issued to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s birth.
Surcharges raised from the sale of coins went to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation to carry forth Jefferson’s bold vision through education and the preservation of Monticello. A portion of the surcharges also went to the Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest to preserve Jefferson’s retreat home."

PCGS graded 4,952 1993 "Jefferson", with 517 as MS70. 266,927 1993 "Jefferson" were minted in Philadelphia.

I bought this coin in 2013 for $97.00 and today's price is around $110.00. The issue price was $32.00.

"The obverse of the coin features a profile image of Thomas Jefferson, which was based on the medallion portrait of 1805 by Gilbert Stuart. The profile had been created in a classical manner to look like a coin or medal and was considered one of the best likenesses of the him. Both sides of the coin were designed by T. James Ferrell. "

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"The reverse features a view of Thomas Jefferson’s home Monticello."

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