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My Coin #15418802

1998-S $1 Crispus Attucks, DC PR70DC

PCGS#: 9770

Owner's Comments

1998-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Black Revolutionary War Patriots (Crispus Attucks) { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 75,070 (proof) This Silver Dollar was issued to mark the 275th anniversary of the birth of Crispus Attucks. He was the first patriot killed during the Boston Massacre in 1770, one of the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. The reverse of the silver dollar presents a detail from the proposed Black Patriots Memorial. The bronze sculpture was designed by Ed Dwight, who is also given credit for the coin design. Perfect cameo frosting on all devices.

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1998-S Crispus Attucks was struck to commemorate the 275th anniversary of the birth of Crispus Attacks and to honor the Black Revolutionary War Patriots who fought at war in the Boston Massacre of 1770.

Obverse: Features an image of Crispus Attacks. The obverse has the inscriptions, Liberty, In God We Trust, Crispus Attucks, 1723-1770 and 1998 or the year in which the coins were issued.

Reverse: Features an African American Patriot family design taken from a sculptor that was designed by Ed Dwight. The reverse has the inscriptions, United States of America, E Pluribus Unum and One Dollar.

Pre-IssuePrice: $33.00

Regular Issue Price: $37.00

Issue Date: February 13, 1998   

Diameter: 38.10 millimeters Designer: John M. Mercanti/Ed Dwight Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 75,070 Weight: 26.73 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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