1983 Olympic Discus Thrower 3-Coin (P,D,S) Commemorative Uncirculated (BU) Silver Dollar Set

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We are pleased to offer for sale this 1983 Olympic Discus Thrower 3-Coin (P,D,S) Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar Set. The set contains three Olympic Discuss Thrower Silver Dollars, one each from the Denver(D), Philadelphia (P), and San Francisco (S) Mints. The Olympic Discuss Thrower Silver Dollar was struck to commemorate the XXIII Olympic Games held in Los Angeles.

These Olympic Discuss Thrower Silver Dollars are composed of .900 silver and .100 copper with a weight of 26.73 grams and a diameter of 38.1mm.  The Olympic Discuss Thrower Silver Dollar was designed by Elizabeth Jones, chief engraver of the U.S. Mint.  The obverse of the 1984 LA Olympic Dollar depicts a traditional Greek discus thrower inspired by the ancient work of the sculptor Myron, while the reverse shows the head and upper body of an American Eagle.

The  1983 Olympic Discus Thrower 3-Coin (P,D,S) Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar Set is encapsulated and comes in the original U.S. Mint packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). These coins are of great worth and value to the collector looking to expand their Commemorative Coins Collection!

Don't miss out on this rare  1983 Olympic Discus Thrower 3-Coin (P,D,S) Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar Set!


At a glance
Year: 
1983
Coin Type: 
Modern Commemorative Silver Dollar
Denomination: 
Large Dollar ($1)
Grade: 
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
Composition: 
.9 (90%) Silver and 0.1 (10%) Copper. Over all composition is 90% Silver
Edge Type: 
Reeded
Diameter: 
38.10 mm
Mass: 
26.73 grams (each)
Mints: 
Philadelphia, Denver & San Francisco
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Modern Commemorative Coins

The U.S. Mint did not make commemorative coins from 1955-1981, despite repeated calls from the public to do so. In 1982 the Treasury department finally issued it's first commemorative coin since 1954, a silver half dollar honoring the 250th anniversary of George Washington's birth. In the past, the responsiblity for distributing commemorative coins had been placed in the hands of a commission or private individuals. This time, the responsibility fell to the U.S. Mint, and all profits were distributed to the U.S. Government. With the coming of the 1983 and 1984 Los Nageles Omypics, came the opportunity to place a surcharge on each coin, each to the benefit of an organization that was determined by Congress (in this case, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee). While this change was widely criticized at the time, it is now the standard and the practice continues with very little controversy.

While modern commemorative coins have not seen much appreciation from the public in general, these coins continue be be incredibly significant in their historical, cultural and sentimental value.

Be sure to look at all of our Modern Commemorative Coins and Coin Sets. Chances are you will find one honoring a subject you have a deep affection towards!

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