We are pleased to offer for sale this 1986-S Statue
of Liberty Centennial Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar.
This 1986-S Statue of Liberty Commemorative Proof Coin was produced by the United States Mint and was specifically designed and
created to commemorate Ellis Island as the "Gateway to America" and the 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
This is one of 6,414,638 minted at the San Francisco (S) Mint.
The obverse and reverse of the coin was designed by John Mercanti.
The obverse features a classic pose of Liberty in the foreground and the Ellis Island Immigration Center behind her.
The reverse features the a depiction of Liberty's torch with the words "GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED MASSES YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE".
It is comprised of 90% silver (0.76 troy ounce) and 10% copper with a diameter of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73 grams.
This 1986-S Statue of Liberty Centennial 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 1986-S Statue of Liberty Centennial
Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar.
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.