We are pleased to offer for sale this 1984 Olympic Coliseum 3-Coin
(P,D,S) Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar Set. The
set contains three Olympic
Coliseum Silver Dollars, one each from the Denver (D),
Philadelphia (P), and San Francisco (S) Mints. The Olympic Coliseum Silver Dollarwas struck to
commemorate the XXIII Olympic Games held in Los Angeles.
Coliseum 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 Coliseum Silver Dollar
was designed by Robert Graham, who created the controversial headless
sculpture placed at the entrance to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The obverse of the Olympic Coliseum Silver Dollar
features Graham's sculpture with the coliseum in the background, while
the reverse depicts an American Eagle.
Olympic Coliseum 3-Coin (P,D,S) Commemorative Uncirculated Silver
Dollar Setis encapsulated
and comes in the original
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 1984 Olympic
Coliseum 3-Coin (P,D,S) Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar Set!
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.