Liberty Silver Dollar 1986 'S', San Francisco Minted US Proof - Roadshow Collectibles

Liberty Silver Dollar 1986 'S', San Francisco Minted US Proof.

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Liberty Silver Dollar 1986 'S', San Francisco Minted US Proof.

 

The centennial of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986 was an obvious choice for a new series of commemorative coins, and it was decided that the history of immigration to America should be recognized, as well. This would prove to be one of the most successful commemorative coin programs of the modern era.

The statue of Liberty that stands in New York’s harbour was a gift to America from the Franco-American Union. It was intended that the monumental sculpture is dedicated on the occasion of the nation’s centennial in 1876, but the project fell behind schedule almost immediately. Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi did, however, complete Liberty’s upraised arm that holds her torch of freedom, and this was on display at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia that year. Once the work was completed and disassembled for shipment to the United States, there remained the problem of raising funds for the pedestal upon which it stands. An appeal to the American people, particularly schoolchildren, finally brought in enough money to begin completion of the monument in 1884, and it was dedicated in October of 1886 on what is now known as Liberty Island. The actual name of this statue is “Liberty Enlightening the World.”

Item Code - CUR1E279BDA

Coin - Width: 1 3/4"  Height: 1 3/4"  Weight: 35 g

Within Case - Width 6"  Height: 3 1/2"  Weight: 129 g


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