We are pleased to offer for sale this 1988-D Seoul Olympiad US Olympic Commemorative Uncirculated Silver Dollar.
This 1988-D Seoul Olympiad Commemorative Uncirculated Coin was produced by the United States Mint and was specifically designed and
created to commemorate the United State's participation in the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics.
This BU Silver Dollar is one of only 191,368
minted at the Denver (D) Mint.
The obverse was designed by Patricia Lewis Verani and depicts the Olympic Torch and Lady Liberty's Torch merging into a single flame.
The reverse was designed by mint sculptor Sherl Joseph Winter and features the United States Olympic Team Log framed by olive branches.
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 1988-D Seoul Olympiad US Olympic Commemorative BU Silver Dollar comes in a mint capsule with the original U.S. Mint
packaging, included is the Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
Don't miss out on this
rare 1988-D Seoul Olympiad US Olympic Commemorative
Uncirculated 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.