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1988-D Seoul Olympiad US Olympic Commemorative Uncirculated (BU) Silver Dollar

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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.

At a glance
Denver (D)
Coin Type: 
Modern Commemorative Silver Dollar
Large Dollar ($1)
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU)
.9 (90%) Silver and 0.1 (10%) Copper. Over all composition is 90% Silver
Edge Type: 
38.10 mm
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!