Due to the coronavirus, I am stuck at home and I cannot access part of my stack, where I have coins I have not posted about before.
So we will 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 thirty-fourth is the 1997 PR70 "Botanical".
"The 1997 Botanic Gardens Silver Dollar was issued for the National Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. Based on the inscriptions the occasion was for the 165th anniversary, which took place two years prior in 1995. The program did include the issuance of the 1997 Botanic Gardens “Coinage and Currency” Set, which still draws the interest of collectors today."
PCGS graded 1,946 1997 "Botanical", with 61 as PR70. 189,671 1997 "Botanical" were minted in Philadelphia.
I bought this coin in 2013 for $450.00 and today's price is around $575.00. The issue price was $37.00.
"The reverse portrays a single rose with a garland of roses encircling the rim of the coin above.
It was designed by William C. Cousins."
"The obverse of the Botanic Gardens Silver Dollar portrays the facade of the Botanic Garden without landscaping. Some collectors confuse the obverse as the reverse and vice versa because of the inclusion of the denomination.
The obverse was designed by Edgar Z. Steever."
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