1987-S United States Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar

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We are pleased to offer for sale this 1987-S United States Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar. This 1987-S US Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar was struck to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.

There were 2,747,116 minted at the San Francisco (S) Mint. It is comprised of 90% Silver and 10% Copper with a diameter of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73 grams.

The obverse was designed by Patrick Verani and contains an image of a quill pen, a sheaf of parchment, and the words "WE THE PEOPLE". The reverse, also designed by Verani, portrays a cross-section of Americans from various periods representing contrasting lifestyles.

This 1987-S United States Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar comes in a mint capsule with the original U.S. Mint packaging, included is the Certificate of Authenticity (COA).

This coin is of great worth and value to the collector who is trying to fill out their Commemorative Coins Collection!

Don't miss out on this rare 1987-S United States Constitution Bicentennial Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar.


At a glance
Year: 
1987
Mint: 
San Francisco (S)
Coin Type: 
Modern Commemorative Silver Dollar
Denomination: 
Large Dollar ($1)
Grade: 
Proof (PR)
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)
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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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