We are pleased to offer for sale this 1986-S Statue of Liberty
Commemorative PROOF Clad Half Dollar. The Statue of Liberty Commemorative
Proof Half Dollar was struck in commemoration of the 100th
Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Statue of
Liberty Commemorative Proof Half Dollar was
the San Francisco (S) Mint. Total mintage
for the Statue of
Liberty Commemorative Proof Half Dollar was 6,925,627
of Liberty Commemorative Proof Half Dollar is
comprised of .920 (92%) copper and .080 (8%) nickel with a diameter
of 30.6mm and a weight of 11.34 grams with a reeded edge. The
obverse was designed by Edgar Steever and features a ship of
immigrants steaming into New York Harbor, with the Statue of Liberty
greeting them in the foreground. On the reverse, designed by
Sherl Joseph Winter, an immigrant family stands with their belongings
on the threshold of America.
Statue of Liberty Commemorative Proof Clad Half Dollaris encapsulated
and comes in the original
packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). This coin is of
great worth and value to the collector looking to expand their Commemorative Coins Collection!
Don't miss out on this
Statue of Liberty Commemorative PROOF Clad Half 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.