Due to the coronavirus, I am stuck at home and I cannot access part of my stack, where I have coins I have not posted about before.
So we will continue a series that I published almost two years ago, "The Modern American Silver Commemorative Dollars".
This will be a little different series, because the photos are new (I hope better than the old ones) and the text will be different (of course the basics are the same).
The info below comes mostly from: https://moderncommemoratives.com/
"The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. That year, the US Mint released commemorative half dollar coins to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Since that date, commemorative coins have been issued nearly every year to celebrate famous American people, places, events, and institutions.
Each commemorative coin program is authorized under an Act of Congress. The Act typically specifies the subject to be commemorated, the denomination of coins to be issued, and the maximum authorized mintage for each. Additionally, most commemorative coin programs include surcharges added to the cost of each coin, which will be distributed to specified beneficiary organizations or fund projects that benefit the community."
All coins weight 26.73g with 90% silver purity. They were issued in Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated finish.
They will be presented in the order they were minted, but only one of each design. I will alternate the Proofs with the Brilliant Uncirculated.
The seventh is the 1990-W MS70 "Eisenhower".
"The 1990 Eisenhower Silver Dollar was issued to mark the centennial of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 14, 1890. He is honored as both a five-star General and the 34th President of the United States."
PCGS graded 3,175 1990-W "Eisenhower", with 303 as PR70. 241,669 1990-W "Eisenhower" were minted in West Point.
I bought this coin in 2014 for $180.00 and today's price is around $140.00. The issue price was $26.00.
"The obverse designed by John Mercanti includes a right facing portrait of an older Eisenhower superimposed over a left facing view of a younger Eisenhower wearing five stars. The dual portrait symbolize both his military service and peacetime leadership.
This is the only U.S. coin to feature two portraits of the same person on the same side of one coin."
"The reverse of the coin was designed by Marcel Jovine and modeled by Chester Young Martin. Eisenhower’s retirement home in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is depicted, which is now part of a national historic site."
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