We are pleased to offer for sale this 1986 Statue of Liberty Two Coin
Commemorative PROOF Set! The set includes one 1986-S Statue of Liberty
Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar and one 1986-S Statue of Liberty
Commemorative Proof Half Dollar, struck in
commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty and
The Statue of
Liberty Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar was
the San Francisco (S) Mint. Total mintage
for the Statue of
Liberty Commemorative Proof Silver Dollar was 6,414,638
total pieces. The Statue
of Liberty Commemorative Silver Dollar is
comprised of .90 (90%) silver and .100 (10%) copper with a diameter
of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73 grams with a reeded edge. The
obverse of the Statue
of Liberty Commemorative Silver Dollar features a classic
pose of Liberty in the foreground, with the Ellis Island Immigration
Center behind her. On the reverse is a depiction of Liberty's
torch, along with the words GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR, YOUR HUDDLED
MASSES YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE. The Statue of Liberty Commemorative
Silver Dollar was designed by John Mercanti.
of the Statue
of Liberty Commemorative Proof Half Dollars were
the San Francisco (S) Mint. The Statue
of Liberty Commemorative Clad Half Dollar is comprised of
.92 (92%) copper and .080 (8%) nickel, with a diameter of 30.6mm and a
mass of 11.35 grams with a reeded edge. The obverse, designed
by Edgar Steever, features a ship of immigrants steaming into New York
Harbor, with the Statue of Liberty greeting them in the foreground.
The reverse, designed by Sherl Joseph Winter, has a scene of
an immigrant family with their belongings on the threshold of
Statue of Liberty Two Coin Commemorative Proof 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 1986 Statue
of Liberty Two Coin Commemorative Proof 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.