PCGS Set Registry®
Modern Commemoratives, Proof (1982-present): The Good Collection

The Good Collection - 2nd

Current Statistics
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 69.978
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 69.978
Retired Statistics (10/13/2013)
Rank 1
Weighted GPA 69.982
Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 69.982
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About this set: Starting with the first modern commemorative in 1982, a silver coin remembering George Washington, the father of this country, this series has yielded at least one new coin every year, except for 1985. With one coin in each of 1982, 1983 and 1990, the most coins in a single year was in 1996 (twelve coins: 2 50c, 7 S$1 and 3 G$5). This series captures brief snapshots of what it is to be American, documenting our heritage, and our collective experience: our history, our freedoms, our legacy, our struggles, our enthusiasm, our innovation, our pioneering spirit, our pass-times and our symbols. Nice references for this set include: [1] http://moderncommemoratives.com/ [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Commemoratives [3] http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/?action=commemoratives

The Good Collection
ImagePCGS No.ItemDenomGradePopPop HigherOwner's Comments
96011982-S Washington 50C50CPR70DC42401982-S Silver Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Washington { PCGS-3 } (Feb'2008) Mintage: 4,894,044 (proof) Untoned with deeply reflective silver fields; Heavily frosted devices grace this first of the modern commemorative coins, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Our first president is shown in uniform riding a horse. The reverse features his home at Mount Vernon and a miniature heraldic eagle just above the denomination.
96081983-S Olympic S$1$1PR70DC4501983-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 1,577,025 (proof) A very striking top-pop piece thanks to its haze-free perfect mirrors and heavy frosting. This was the first commemorative silver dollar of the twentieth century, and the first of many U.S. Olympic theme coins to follow paying tribute to the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The obverse features the Discobolus of Myron, a famous statue of a discus thrower; while, the reverse features the prerequisite eagle whose head is shown in profile.
96121984-S Olympic S$1$1PR70DC13701984-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 1,801,210 (proof) Superb flawless mirrors without any of that milky haze that plagues so many of these early proof commemorative coins with expansive fields. This piece simply shines, depicting the entrance of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where a pair of life-sized bronze nude statues of male and female athletes atop Olympic Gateway oversee the event, and for the second time is the Opening Ceremony venue for the Olympics.
96141984-P Olympic G$10$10PR70DC4001984-P Gold Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2013) Mintage: 33,309 (proof) A male and female torch bearer are featured, running side-by-side towards the commencement of the 23rd Olympiad Games held in Los Angeles, California. This perfect gem features uniform mint-fresh gold luster, flawless devices, and expansive deeply reflective fields. The eagle on the reverse is worthy of any on classic gold coinage.
96151984-D Olympic G$10$10PR70DC4601984-D Gold Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2012) Mintage: 34,533 (proof) Even mint-fresh gold color and deeply frosted devices grace this gold eagle, unusual for a modern day gold piece in that it shows the "D" mint-mark. Created to commemorate the Los Angeles Games this flawless gem exudes perfection in every detail.
96161984-S Olympic G$10$10PR70DC12301984-S Gold Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2009) Mintage: 48,551 (proof) Terrific strike has the runners emerging from the coin with strong cameo effect from its multiply reflective field. This golden commemorative of the 23rd Olympiad held in Los Angeles, California; and this coin manufactured at the mint in San Francisco, California, by its own composition pays tribute to the Golden State, as well as to all of the athletes that strive to be the best that they can be to win that Gold Medal.
96171984-W Olympic G$10$10PR70DC21601984-W Gold Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2009) Mintage: 75,886 (proof) Flawless fields highlight the highly frosted devices on this tribute to the Los Angeles Games Olympiad XXIII. This is the first of many gold coins to bear the "W" mint mark (for West Point). This is the commonest of the proof eagles minted this year, but still a prize when so perfectly rendered.
96191986-S Statue of Liberty 50C50CPR70DC15901986-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Statue of Liberty { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2009) Mintage: 6,925,627 (proof) A perfect clad rendering, capturing the awe of arriving in America as an immigrant. Heavy frosting appears on the devices with excellent mirrored fields. This time capsule of reaching for the American Dream shows a side view of Liberty and back view of immigrant ship steaming into New York harbor; while, on the reverse an immigrant family stands with their belongings on the threshold of America. Early clad half dollars in this series are always rare in this grade, and this one has particularly nice mirrors.
96211986-S Statue of Liberty S$1$1PR70DC34601986-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Statue of Liberty { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2009) Mintage: 6,414,638 (proof) The silver dollar obverse features a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island immigration center. The reverse features the statue's hand and torch with the concluding words of Emma Lazarus's poem The New Colossus. With its frosted surfaces and multiply reflective mirrors, this piece is perfect for America's ultimate symbol of freedom and liberty.
96231986-W Statue of Liberty G$5$5PR70DC61301986-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Statue of Liberty { PCGS-3 } (Aug'2008) Mintage: 404,013 (proof) An intriguing close-up perspective of America's most recognized symbol for Liberty and Freedom makes this one of the most beautiful of the US Gold coins. Flawless fields and unblemished cameo contrast warrant the grade. This is the first of many Half Eagles that will become the predominant denomination for this metal in the Modern Commemorative Series.
96251987-S Constitution S$1$1PR70DC34401987-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Constitution { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 2,747,116 (proof) People from all walks of life are presented here, coming together as "We The People...". Celebrating the bicentennial of the Untited States Constitution, this piece exhibits a beautiful classic design perfectly rendered with highly frosted devices and powerful reflective mirrors. This silver dollar sets a precedence with a number of "firsts". The first large silver coin not depicting a human on the obverse; the first to provide a numeric denomination "1" instead of "ONE"; the first NOT to bear an eagle on the reverse.
96271987-W Constitution G$5$5PR70DC187201987-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Constitution { PCGS-3 } (May'2005) Mintage: 651,659 (proof) Perfection in design and production. From the modernistic eagle on the obverse rendered in perfect cameo relief to the simply stated quill over black mirrors, and the words "We The People..." As with the silver dollar, tradition is again broken with no eagle appearing on the reverse. The frosted devices pop to life against the shimmering pools of reflected images captured in this gems perfect fields.
96291988-S Olympic S$1$1PR70DC28801988-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Olympics { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2009) Mintage: 1,359,366 (proof) Making note of US participation at the Olympic Games in Seoul North Korea, after the US boycotted the Moscow Summer Games in 1980, and Moscow returned the favor at the Games in Los Angeles in 1984, this piece has unusually perfect broad expansive fields, deeply mirrored on both sides and contrasted by heavily frosted simple devices. Again, the silver dollar is sans an eagle on the reverse. This design features the flame of the torch of Lady Liberty merging with that of the Olympic torch, and world peace through sports seems to be the theme.
96311988-W Olympic G$5$5PR70DC43801988-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (May'2008) Mintage: 284,156 (proof) A beautiful simple classic design, depicts the goddess Nike (the goddess of Victory) in a crown of olive leaves with highly frosted devices framed by perfect and expansive mirrors. For the first time, non-US hosted games are featured on US coinage for Olympiad XXIV of Seoul South Korea.
96331989-S Congress 50C50CPR70DC5101989-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Congress { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 762,198 (proof) There is great cameo contrast on this rare top-pop early date modern commemorative gem featuring the head of Thomas Crawford's Freedom statue which sits atop the Capitol dome. This is one of the tougher pieces in this series to find; although, the population has increased some since 2010. Perfect clad half dollars, especially those with expansive open fields such as this one, will probably always be rare; just as they are beautiful.
96351989-S Congress S$1$1PR70DC9001989-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Congress { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 762,198 (proof) This commemorative was released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Congress. The legislative body had first convened under the US Constitution in 1789 in Philadelphia. This is a device intensive obverse, while the reverse features mostly wide open fields, and no doubt helps to make top grade pieces rare. This piece shows what a difference flawless surfaces makes with brilliant haze-free fields.
96371989-W Congress G$5$5PR70DC52201989-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Congress { PCGS-3 } (May'2009) Mintage: 164,690 (proof) This coin has very nice deeply reflective mirrors with a hint of isolated deep yellow-gold toning on each side, honoring the US Congress with this image of the Capitol Dome. The eagle is from the canopy of the old Senate chamber.
96391990-P Eisenhower S$1$1PR70DC21901990-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Eisenhower { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 1,144,461 (proof) Remembering the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ike, this coin honors him as a Five Star General and the 34th President of the United States. This is the only US coin to feature two portraits of the same person on the same side of the coin. Simply a perfect rendering and fitting tribute to the man who led so many of the Greatest Generation.
96431991-S Mount Rushmore 50C50CPR70DC14301991-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Mount Rushmore { PCGS-3 } (May'2009) Mintage: 753,257 (proof) Nice mirrors, off-setting perfectly the frosted presidential images, featuring George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
96451991-S Mount Rushmore S$1$1PR70DC25901991-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Mount Rushmore { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2009) Mintage: 738,419 (proof) In reflection of the Golden Anniversary of this national landmark, this coin is perfect in its beauty captured in silver, with highly frosted devices over deeply reflective mirrors. The obverse is quite similar to the half dollar design, unusual for this series; while, the reverse is one of the least memorable and least aesthetically pleasing.
96471991-W Mount Rushmore G$5$5PR70DC36901991-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Mount Rushmore { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2008) Mintage: 111,991 (proof) Superb mirror-perfect fields show-off the devices on both sides. This coin portrays an eagle in flight over this national landmark and for the first time the reverse is done completely with lettering. This set of three coins commemorating Mount Rushmore comes on the 50th anniversary of completion carving the four presidential portraits. And in 1991, the year of issue for this coin, president George H. W. Bush officially dedicated Mount Rushmore.
96531991-P Korea S$1$1PR70DC7001991-P Korea Silver Dollar PCGS PR70DCAM { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2010) - Mintage: 618,488 (proof) Perfect silver mirrors, deeply and multiply reflective grace this action war piece remembering Korea. One of the rarer pieces of the commemorative silver dollars in this top-pop condition, this piece also was issued on the 38th anniversary as tribute to the conflict on the 38th parallel.
96591991-S USO S$1$1PR70DC9101991-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: USO { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 371,275 (proof) Released to mark the 50th anniversary of the United Service Organization, this somewhat "tokenesque" piece does have perfect highly reflective mirrors and heavily frosted devices.
96631992-S Columbus 50C50CPR70DC18601992-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Columbus { PCGS-3 } (May'2009) Mintage: 390,154 (proof) One terrific clad, flawless surfaces, nice mirrors and great frosting on this piece honoring the quincentenary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. The reverse shows his three ships: Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.
96651992-P Columbus S$1$1PR70DC8401992-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Columbus { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 385,241 (proof) Issued for the quincentenary of Columbus' discovery of the Americas, the obverse of the coin features Christopher Columbus standing with a flag in his right hand and a globe to his left. Ships and land can be seen rising in the background. The reverse of the coin features a visionary split view of a fifteenth century sailing vessel and the twentieth century space shuttle Discovery. This coin for the ages has brilliant multiply reflective mirrors.
96671992-W Columbus G$5$5PR70DC36201992-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Columbus { PCGS-3 } (May'2005) Mintage: 79,730 (proof) Great color, great cameo contrast, great design are perfectly combined for this piece honoring the quincentenary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World. This was the coin that started my quest for perfection in this series: simply a beautiful design flawlessly rendered and magnificent in its highly frosted devices and infinitely reflective mirrors.
96611992-W White House S$1$1PR70DC12101992-W Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: White House { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 375,851 (proof) The cornerstone for the White House was originally placed on October 13, 1792. This bicentennial tribute displays a view of the north portico of the White House. The reverse of the coin depicts James Hoban, who was the architect of the White House. Effective use of contrast of cameo devices and brilliant black mirrors seem to bring this building to life in perfect fashion. This is the first of several silver modern commemorative dollars to be minted at the West Point (W) mint.
99211992-S Olympic 50C50CPR70DC23201992-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2009) Mintage: 519,645 (proof) Perhaps the best design of all the non-gold Olympic coins showing the grace of female gymnastics portrayed against the American flag, effectively done with strong cameo contrast and perfect mirrors. Honoring the Games of the XXV Olympiad hosted by Barcelona, Spain, this brief Olympic series continues a precedence in U.S. commemorative coinage begun with the beginning of this series.
99231992-S Olympic S$1$1PR70DC7701992-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 504,505 (proof) This commemorative was issued for US participation at the XXV Olympic Summer Games held in Barcelona, Spain. The design features a picture with a striking resemblance to the image of Nolan Ryan which appeared on a Fleer baseball card. His pitching style is portrayed to Olympic perfection with highly frosted unblemished cameo against a highly reflective and flawless backdrop.
99261992-W Olympic G$5$5PR70DC29301992-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2008) Mintage: 77,313 (proof) Perfect mirrors with mint-fresh gold color grace this highly frosted well-struck piece issued for the XXV Olympic Games. The Summer Games were held in Barcelona, Spain. The Winter Games were held in Albertville and Savoie, France. This is the final time Summer and Winter Games were held in the same year.
96691993-S Madison 50C50CPR70DC8901993-S Silver Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Madison (Bill of Rights) { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 586,315 (proof) Very sharp looking half dollar with all the shine and luster warranted by its atypical (for commemorative halves) silver planchette. This piece, honoring the Bill of Rights and its architect James Madison, has perfect mirror and frosting.
96711993-S Madison S$1$1PR70DC5601993-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Madison (Bill of Rights) { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 534,001 (proof) Perfect silver rendition of James Madison was issued in his honor and the Bill of Rights which he authored. The reverse features a view of his Virginia home, Montpelier. Interesting that this silver dollar, issued as part of a 3-piece set remembering the Bill of Rights, makes no mention of this American relic. Powerful use of cameo contrast brings Madison's head to life in this unusual perspective.
96731993-W Madison G$5$5PR70DC24801993-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Madison (Bill of Rights) { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2008) Mintage: 78,561 (proof) Just a bit of deep yellow-gold toning on the rim of the obverse does a nice job of showing-off the great frosting and mirrors. The obverse features James Madison reading a copy of the Bill of Rights.
96891993-S Jefferson S$1$1PR70DC8801993-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Jefferson { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 332,891 (proof) This commemorative was actually issued in 1994 although the coins are dated 1993. The commemorative coins were issued to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth. This very classic profile of our third president is perfectly captured in silver cameo relief with a new perspective for Montpellier on the reverse.
96751991-95-P World War II 50C50CPR70DC4501991-95-P Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: World War II { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 317,396 (proof) A perfect rendering of this WWII tribute, and one of the rarer top-pop halves for the series. The World War II Half Dollar obverse depicts the faces of a solider, sailor, and airman looking upwards. A B-17 bomber flies overhead and a "V" for victory is in the background.
96771991-95-W World War II S$1$1PR70DC12101991-95-W Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: World War II { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 342,041 (proof) This piece was issued in 1993 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of America's involvement in World War II from 1941 to 1945. This is a great action tribute to the "Greatest Generation" among whom were those who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), or the Day of Days. There is wonderful cameo contrast on this picture perfect piece.
96791991-95-W World War II G$5$5PR70DC18101991-95-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: World War II { PCGS-3 } (Oct'2009) Mintage: 65,461 (proof) Flawless fields, flawless natural untoned mint-state gold color and flawless deep cameo contrast breaths life into this fighting soldier, with his rifle and arm raised in Victory, and Victory denoted by the "V" on the reverse.
96811994-P World Cup 50C50CPR70DC1101994-P Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: World Cup { PCGS-4 } (Apr'2012) Mintage: 609,354 (proof) This classic World Cup design with brilliant silvery mirrors and great use of cameo contrast brings the soccer player to life. Artistic design combines the soccer ball and American flag on the reverse. This is one of the tougher clad half dollars to find in perfect condition, and not to be confused with the Olympic half dollar of 1996 also paying tribute to this popular international sport.
96831994-S World Cup S$1$1PR70DC13801994-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: World Cup { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 576,978 (proof) Honoring the XV FIFA World Cup playoff, where the final soccer game was held in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the obverse features two soccer players running towards the ball in play. Brazil beat Italy 3-2 in that final. Sports action comes to life against the brilliant silver fields, with a snazzy logo on the reverse in perfect cameo relief.
96851994-W World Cup G$5$5PR70DC10801994-W Half Eagle PR70DCAM: World Cup { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 89,619 (proof) Expansive, deep, and multiply reflective mirrors offer pools of shimmering gold about the highly frosted devices. The soccer ball is cleverly incorporated into the flag design of the reverse. Simply, a perfect, tone-free piece.
96911994-P Prisoners of War S$1$1PR70DC4001994-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Prisoners of War (P.O.W.) { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 220,100 (proof) Rare top-pop with wide open and beautiful mirrors, one of those rare silver dollars featuring the bald eagle on the obverse and its flight to freedom. The reverse shows the Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville, Georgia.
96931994-P Vietnam S$1$1PR70DC5201994-P Silver Dollar PR69DCAM: Vietnam Veterans Memorial { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 226,262 (proof) The obverse design of this commemorative features a hand touching the Memorial Wall. The reverse design features three military ribbons. Very effective use of cameo combined with reflective mirrors brings the wall to life. Without a doubt, this gem effectively demonstrates one of the most impressive uses of frosted devices in the two memorial monuments shown. Despite being an unpopular war, this coin remains one of the most sought after in the series. This coin was issued to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
96951994-P Women in Military S$1$1PR70DC2801994-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Women in Military { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 213,201 (proof) Very rare top-pop features a profile view of servicewomen in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The reverse features a view of the proposed Women in Military Service for American Memorial. Perfect brilliant silver fields are complimented nicely by heavily frosted devices.
96971994-S Capitol S$1$1PR70DC12701994-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Capitol { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2009) Mintage: 279,416 (proof) For the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC, this coin features the Capitol Building. It had already been featured on some of the 1989 Congress Commemorative Coins and would appear again on the 2001 Capitol Visitor Center Commemorative Coins. Just a great design, and great mirrors on this perfect silver beauty.
96991995-S Civil War 50C50CPR70DC4701995-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Civil War { PCGS-3 } (Feb'2010) Mintage: 330,099 (proof) A sombre reminder of Civil War battlefields features a drummer boy and a battlefield cannon, perfectly rendered with effective mirrors and perfectly frosted devices.
97011995-S Civil War S$1$1PR70DC15501995-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Civil War Battlefields { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 437,113 (proof) Commemorating 100 years of Civil War battlefields preservation. This is dated from the establishment of the Gettysburg National Military Park in 1895. Open reflective mirrors set-off the heavily frosted and perfect devices of the obverse and fitting battlefield memorial on the reverse, with everything beautifully rendered.
97031995-W Civil War G$5$5PR70DC15501995-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Civil War { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2009) Mintage: 55,246 (proof) Perfect uniformly colored surfaces dazzling with mint-fresh gold luster provides outstanding cameo contrast against multiply reflective mirrors. This series commemorates Civil War Battlefields on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Gettysburg National Military Park.
97091995-S Basketball 50C50CPR70DC2901995-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Basketball { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 169,655 (proof) Great Olympic sports action piece frames the play with expansive perfect mirrors and heavily frosted devices created to remember the Games in Atlanta'96. Taking time to appreciate Olympiad XXVI, this perfect gem is one of the tougher to find in perfect condition.
97111995-S Baseball 50C50CPR70DC3701995-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Baseball { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 118,087 (proof) A competitive Olympic sports action piece depicting an umpire, catcher and batter brought to life by heavily frosted devices and created to remember the Games in Atlanta'96.
97131996-S Swimming 50C50CPR70DC4301996-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Swimming { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 77,962 (proof) Effective water sports action of a heavily frosted swimmer doing the breast stroke for the XXVI Olympiad Games in Atlanta. Perfect and open mirrors grace this coin.
97151996-S Soccer 50C50CPR70DC4101996-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Soccer { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 122,412 (proof) Two women soccer players are featured on this piece for the Atlanta XXVI Olympiad Summer Games. Heavily frosted devices bring the sports action to life against multiply reflective mirrors.
97171995-P Gymnastics S$1$1PR70DC4201995-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Gymnastics (Olympics) { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 182,676 (proof) Issued for the XXVI Olympiad Summer Games held in Atlanta, Georgia, this piece shows the rigors of Gymnastics. These Olympians are performing "perfect 10's" at Gymnastics, perfectly depicted with highly frosted devices against multiply reflective and perfect fields.
97191995-P Paralympic S$1$1PR70DC8101995-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Paralympics Blind Runner (Olympics) { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2009) Mintage: 138,337 (proof) The obverse of the coin features a blind runner tethered to his seeing companion during a race. Flawless brilliant reflective mirrors are balanced by highly frosted devices.
97211995-P Track and Field S$1$1PR70DC4401995-P Silver Dollar: Track & Field (Olympics) { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 136,935 (proof) Two sprinters racing to the finish are featured on this terrific sports commemorative, effectively using black mirrors for the lanes and bring the action to life with cameo frosting. This piece is perfectly rendered.
97231995-P Cycling S$1$1PR70DC4401995-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Cycling (Olympics) { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 118,795 (proof) For the XXVI Olympiad, held in Atlanta, Georgia, this coin features three men cycling in the center of the coin. Open perfect silver fields surround the action of the heavily frosted sports figures emerging from the coin.
97251996-P Tennis S$1$1PR70DC1001996-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Tennis (Olympics) { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 96,016 (proof) In honor of the XXVI Olympiad, and featuring a woman playing tennis, with some resemblance to Lindsey Davenport who won the gold medal for the US. Andre Agassi rounded out the gold for the US in the Men's Singles competition. Just a perfect sports action piece with the Flame from Atlanta on the back.
97271996-P Paralympic S$1$1PR70DC1201996-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Paralympics Wheelchair { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2011) Mintage: 84,280 (proof) This piece features an athlete in a wheel chair competing in a track and field event. The word "spirit" appears in Braille and the Paralympics logo is included.
97291996-P Rowing S$1$1PR70DC1201996-P Silver Dollar: Rowing (Olympics) { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 151,890 (proof) Classic sports action for the XXVI Olympiad features four rowers on this perfect strike with wide open fields offsetting the white frothy frosty water.
97311996-P High Jump S$1$1PR69DC127221996-P Silver Dollar PR69DCAM: High Jump { PCGS-3 } (May'2005) Mintage: 124,502 (proof) Another terrific sports rendering on this action filled leap over the bar for the 1996 Atlanta Games, demonstrating perfect execution of the "Fosbury Flop". Another top-pop runner-up with nice frosting and black fields.
97331995-W Torch G$5$5PR70DC15701995-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic Torch Ex: US Vault Collection { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 57,442 (proof) Another in a flurry of Olympic commemorative coins, this piece has slightly deeper orange-gold toning about the periphery with flawless fields and frosting on the devices.
97351995-W Stadium G$5$5PR70DC16801995-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic Stadium { PCGS-3 } (Jun'2010) Mintage: 43,124 (proof) Flawless fields and super frosting on the Olympic devices of this Gold Medal Quality stadium piece in honor of the Atlanta Games for the Olympiad XXVI.
97371996-W Flag G$5$5PR70DC13301996-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic Flag { PCGS-3 } (Feb'2010) Mintage: 32,996 (proof) Brilliant untoned flawless Olympic commemorative showing the flag bearer of the US Team entering the stadium during commencement ceremonies for the Olympiad XXVI held in Atlanta.
97391996-W Cauldron G$5$5PR70DC11701996-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Olympic Cauldron { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 38,555 (proof) Final of the four Olympic Golds for the Atlanta Games; where Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic flame captured symbolically in cameo on gold. Hints of rich orange-gold toning are beginning to appear in the fields.
97051995-P Special Olympics S$1$1PR70DC6401995-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Special Olympics { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 351,764 (proof) In 1995 the Special Olympics were held in Connecticut. The obverse features a profile of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, then the first living female depicted on US coinage. On the coin, she is credited as the founder of the Special Olympic Games, although some argue Anne Burke has this title and consider the coin inaccurate. The brilliant silver fields and heavily frosted devices are perfectly rendered.
97411996-S Community Service S$1$1PR70DC17401996-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: National Community Service (N.C.S.) { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 101,543 (proof) This design is based on a medal designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens for the Women's Auxiliary of the Massachusetts Civil Service Reform Association. No wonder that it has that classic Miss Liberty Silver Dollar look. Perfect mirrors and wonderful luster honor all of those who serve their communities.
97431996-P Smithsonian S$1$1PR70DC4701996-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Smithsonian Institute { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 129,152 (proof) Honoring the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institute, this coin depicts the "Castle" building located on the Mall in Washington, D.C. with laurel leaves to each side. This was the first Smithsonian Institution building. The reverse of the coin depicts an allegorical goddess sitting on top of a globe. She carries the torch of knowledge and holds a scroll with the words "art, history and science". Perfect mirrors, nicely frosted with mark-free devices, this piece simply shines.
97451996-W Smithsonian G$5$5PR70DC6901996-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Smithsonian { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 29,474 (proof) One of the more distinctive gold pieces in this series with effective use of cameo and highly reflective perfect fields. Outstanding luster and shine off of the devices brings images to life. Issued for the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institute, this is one of the rarer top-pop gold commemorative coins for the series. It also started a trend for gold proofs struck for the series being lower than 30,000 pieces.
97471997-P Botanic Garden S$1$1PR70DC5101997-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Botanic Gardens { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 264,528 (proof) The obverse of this commemorative portrays the facade of the Botanic Garden without landscaping. The reverse portrays a single rose with a garland of roses encircling the rim of the coin above. A beautiful coin elegantly rendered in silver with perfect mirrors and heavy frosting.
97581997-S Jackie Robinson S$1$1PR70DC11401997-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Jackie Robinson { PCGS-3 } (Feb'2010) Mintage: 110,495 (proof) America's past-time brought to life with Jackie Robinson sliding into home, issued in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his appearance in a major league baseball game as the first black player. The reverse of the coin displays the logo of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Nice sports-action amid wide open and flawless fields.
97601997-W Jackie Robinson G$5$5PR70DC15401997-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Jackie Robinson { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 24,072 (proof) This piece probably makes the most effective use of highly frosted devices of any of the gold commemorative coins. The reverse image of the baseball is simple and ideally suited by symmetry. Issued for the 25th anniversary of his death.
97491997-W Franklin D. Roosevelt G$5$5PR70DC16401997-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Franklin D. Roosevelt { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2010) Mintage: 29,474 (proof) Classic presidential pose of this wartime president, well rendered in cameo with highly frosted devices, perfect in every detail. Oddly, this gold piece was issued alone, not accompanied by smaller denomination coins.
97621997-P Officers S$1$1PR70DC11401997-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: National Law Enforcement Officers { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 110,428 (proof) Issued on the sixth anniversary of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the design shows two Park police officers making a rubbing of a fallen officer's name. The reverse of the coin features a shield with a rose across it to represent the sacrifices made by the officers. Wide open fields benefit from these perfect mirrors.
97641998-S Robert F. Kennedy S$1$1PR70DC5301998-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Robert F. Kennedy (R.F.K.) { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 99,020 (proof) A striking front-profile design is magnificently rendered in silver with bold and effective frosting to breath life into the image against multiply reflective mirrors.
97701998-S C. Attucks S$1$1PR70DC7601998-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.
97721999-P Dolley Madison S$1$1PR70DC31001999-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Dolley Madison { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2009) Mintage: 158,247 (proof) The coin's obverse depicts Dolley Madison on the ground of the Montpelier estate. A bouquet of her favorite Cape Jasmine flowers and the Ice House Template, frame the image. The photograph like image is punctuated by heavy frosting and multiply reflective mirrors. She is the first American woman to be featured in the modern commemorative series; although, not the first to appear on American coins (Susan B. Anthony and the Native American Sacajawea are the two ahead of her). During the War of 1812 she rescued some priceless American artifacts before the British burned the White House, so she is well deserving of this honor. This coin is the number one choice of many for the most beautiful of the silver modern commemorative coins (including mine).
997771999-W Washington G$5$5PR70DC16901999-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Washington { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 41,693 (proof) Rich orange-gold toning in the fields make the mint-fresh gold devices pop out and come to life. This coin was issued for the 200th anniversary of the death of George Washington, and like the presidential coin for FDR was issued without accompanying lower denominations; that is of course, except for the dime and the quarter.
997781999-P Yellowstone S$1$1PR70DC7601999-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Yellowstone { PCGS-3 } (Jan'2010) Mintage: 128,646 (proof) This commemorative was issued to mark the 175th anniversary of the park's establishment by Congress in 1872 (okay, so they're off by two years). Thought to be "Old Faithful", the geyser is not identified as such on the coin, and the landscape is different than it should be for this famous time-piece. The cameo and deep mirrors are perfect, even if the design falls a bit short.
997832000-P Library S$1$1PR70DC10502000-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Library of Congress { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2009) Mintage: 196,900 (proof) To celebrate the 200th anniversary of its founding, this coin features two books, one is open with its spine resting on the other closed book. The torch of learning appears in the background. On the flip side, the dome of the Library of Congress Jefferson Building is featured. Reflective deep black mirrors highlight the frosted devices effectively.
997842000-W Library G$10$10PR70DC48602000-W Bimetallic Gold & Platinum Eagle PR70DCAM: Library of Congress { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2009) Mintage: 27,167 (proof) Unusual bi-metal design with incredibly perfect surfaces - very deep multiply reflective mirrors grace the highly frosted devices. This piece honors the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress. On the obverse the hand of Minerva is raising the torch of learning over the dome of the Jefferson building. The unique design features the platinum colored torch and the yellow-gold flame.
997852000-P Leif Ericson S$1$1PR70DC3802000-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Leif Ericson { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2009) Mintage: 58,612 (proof) This rare top-pop piece issued by the United States Mint in cooperation with the Republic of Iceland, depicts Leif Ericson to mark the 1,000th anniversary of his discovery of the New World. On the reverse is a Viking ship with Leif Ericson at the helm. Phenomonal frosted devices and deeply reflective fields makes this a very show piece. A simple, but effective design, perhaps on the cartoonish side for US coinage, nonetheless, perfectly rendered.
997932001-P Buffalo S$1$1PR70DC111202001-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Buffalo { PCGS-3 } (Oct'2008) Mintage: 272,869 (proof) Taken from the 1913 Indian Head or Buffalo Nickel with some additional inscriptions added to the reverse, this piece is a very classic and popular US design that exudes perfection.
997902001-P Capitol Visitor Ctr 50C50CPR69DC118312001-S Clad Half Dollar PR69DCAM: Capitol Visitor Center { PCGS-3 } (May'2005) Mintage: 77,962 (proof) Nice black mirrors, though not one of the better commemorative designs with a very wordy reverse and just one top-grade proof specimen from PCGS. Interesting concept to show the outline of the current day capitol silhouetted behind the capitol two centuries earlier; still, a very plain "token-looking" commemorative with open broad flat surfaces in both the fields and devices making that perfect coin elusive.
997912001-P Capitol Visitor Ctr S$1$1PR70DC8102001-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Capitol Visitor Center { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 143,793 (proof) The obverse of the Capitol Visitor Center Silver Dollar presents an image of the original Capitol with the date "1800" and the later Capitol with the date "2001". The reverse shows a heraldic eagle with shield and rays emanating around. Another building rendered with photo-like perfection with heavy white frosting over black mirrors. The obverse is definitely more "coin-looking" than the clad half-dollar counterpart; but, the plain mostly lettering eagle-less reverse still leaves much to be desired.
997922001-W Capitol Visitor Ctr G$5$5PR70DC15402001-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Capitol Visitor Center { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 27,652 (proof) Just a perfect, simple, elegant and classically rendered gold coin. Sharp contrast over flawless surfaces makes this a very eye-catching piece, from the Corinthian column on the obverse to the 1800 Capitol Building on the back. The highly frosted devices make the architecture pop against the vast deeply reflective black mirrors.
997982002-P Salt Lake City Olympics S$1$1PR70DC8502002-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Salt Lake City (Olympics) { PCGS-3 } (Feb'2009) Mintage: 142,873 (proof) The obverse of the coin features the crystal emblem of the 2002 XIX Olympic Winter Games against the "rhythm of the land" with the Olympic rings below. The reverse, designed by Donna Weaver, features the skyline of Salt Lake City with the Rocky Mountains in the background. The "rhythm of the land" appears in an arc above. Deep brilliant silver fields and snowy frosted devices grace this winter-themed top-pop gem.
997992002-W Salt Lake City Olympics G$5$5PR70DC22402002-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Salt Lake City Olympics { PCGS-3 } (May'2009) Mintage: 37,877 (proof) A strong strike and heavy frosting on this "Winter Piece" honors the 2002 Winter Games featuring the Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games Crystal emblem. This modern design makes effective use of the heavily frosted devices. This is the first instance of a commemorative for the Winter Games, and this being the third time the Winter Games were not held in the same year as the Summer Games; and, the Summer Games two years earlier held in Sydney were the first Summer Olympiad not honored on the U.S. modern commemorative series since their inception. Coincidentally, the coming Olympiads in Athens (2004), Beijing (2008) and London (2012) were to also not be represented; nor were the Winter Games in Turin (2006) or Vancouver (2010)!
9210002002-W West Point Bicentennial S$1$1PR70DC25102002-W Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: West Point { PCGS-3 } (Sep'2008) Mintage: 288,293 (proof) This commemorative features the Academy Color Guard in parade. The Cadet Chapel and Washington Hall are visible in the background of the scene. The reverse shows the West Point Bicentennial logo. Brilliant mirror-perfect reflective fields with highly frosted devices offer terrific eye appeal.
9210012003-P First Flight 50C50CPR70DC9402003-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: First Flight { PCGS-3 } (Dec'2009) Mintage: 111,569 (proof) Sweeping perfect mirrors grace the simple but effective use of cameo devices on this tribute to the Wright Brothers. Wright Monument is located at Kill Devil Hill near Kitty Hawk, NC. This is without a doubt one of the best designs for half dollars in this series, and Flyer One really seems to come to life.
9210022003-P First Flight S$1$1PR70DC8202003-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: First Flight { PCGS-3 } (Oct'2009) Mintage: 193,086 (proof) Portraits of Orville and Wilbur Wright facing left record these famous aviators in profile, with the Wright 1903 Flyer, in flight above the dunes at Kill Devil Hill. A perfect use of cameo effects.
9210032003-W First Flight G$10$10PR70DC10702003-W Gold Eagle PR70DCAM: First Flight { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2009) Mintage: 21,846 (proof) This piece contains very clean and brilliant mirrors, highly frosted devices and brilliant gold luster: A perfect eagle, commemorating a perfect flight just one hundred years earlier! This is only the second eagle in this series since the four Olympic eagles from each of the current mints.
9210052004-P Lewis & Clark S$1$1PR70DC83102004-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Lewis & Clark { PCGS-3 } (Feb'2009) Mintage: 288,492 (proof) The obverse of the silver dollar features Captains Lewis and Clark planning another day of exploration. Lewis holds a rifle and journal and Clark points into the distance. A river bank is seen in the background. The reverse features the Peace Medal that Lewis and Clark presented to Native Americans during the course of their journey. Two features are on either side with 17 stars above, representing the number of states when the expedition took place. History perfectly recorded in silver.
9210042004-P Edison S$1$1PR70DC10902004-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Thomas A. Edison { PCGS-3 } (Feb'2009) Mintage: 213,419 (proof) This coin marks the 125th anniversary of the famous inventor's successful demonstration of the electric light bulb, which had occurred on October 21, 1879. The reverse show's Edison's first light bulb. There is nice frosting on this perfect piece.
9210062005-P Marshall S$1$1PR70DC30602005-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: John Marshall { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2009) Mintage: 141,993 (proof) Remembering the 250th anniversary of his birth, this coin honors the fourth Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835 and most notably established the doctrine of Judicial Review, asserting that the Supreme Court has the authority to overturn an Act of Congress if it exceeds the powers granted in the Constitution. The reverse depicts the old Supreme Court Chamber within the Capitol. Terrific cameo images perfectly rendered.
9210072005-P Marine Corps S$1$1PR70DC80802005-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Marine Corps { PCGS-3 } (Feb'2009) Mintage: 370,000 The obverse features the famous scene of Marines raising an American Flag over Iwo Jima that was photographed by Joe Rosenthal. The reverse features the emblem of the Marine Corps, featuring an eagle, globe, and anchor. This classic American photograph is perfectly rendered in silver and silhouetted against broad deeply reflective fields.
9210082006-P Scientist S$1$1PR70DC36302006-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Benjamin Franklin-Scientist { PCGS-3 } (Jun'2008) Mintage: 142,000 (proof) A young Benjamin Franklin (Scientist) is shown flying a kite, representing his experiments with lightning on the obverse. The reverse features Franklin's famous political cartoon featuring a snake cut apart with the caption "Join, or Die". This was intended to communicate that colonial unity was a matter of life and death. Perfect mirrored fields surround equally perfect frosted devices.
9210092006-P Founding Father S$1$1PR70DC96302006-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Benjamin Franklin-Founding Father { PCGS-3 } (Jun'2008) Mintage: 142,000 (proof) An older Benjamin Franklin (Statesman), and one of the Founding Fathers is featured along with his famous autograph. He was the only person, at age 81, to sign all four of the major documents instrumental to the founding of the United States – the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Treaty of Paris and the Treaty of Alliance, Amity and Commerce, in which France recognized and supported the United States. This piece has great frosting and mirrors - a perfectly rendered piece, with near maximized devices on the reverse.
210112006-S San Francisco Old Mint S$1 $1PR70DC37102006-S Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: San Francisco Old Mint { PCGS-3 } (May'2008) Mintage: 255,700 (proof) This is another 'building coin' featuring a perspective view of the Old Mint of San Francisco. The reverse is the classic Morgan Dollar reverse. Just a perfect coin honoring the "Old Granite Lady" and the very appropriate reverse done in deep cameo with black mirrors.
210132006-S San Francisco Old Mint G$5 $5PR70DC45802006-S Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: San Francisco Old Mint { PCGS-3 } (Jun'2008) Mintage: 41,517 (proof) Great looking gold cameo and another super reverse re-enactment of a classic US coin design. Besides 1984, this is the only other "S" mint modern gold commemorative to date. The coin was issued on the centennial of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire.
1474402007-P Jamestown S$1$1PR70DC93002007-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Jamestown { PCGS-3 } (Mar'2007) Mintage: 258,802 (proof) The three faces of diversity show the three cultures that came together at Jamestown. The reverse shows the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery that brought the first settlers to Jamestown in 1607. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, this piece is silver perfection brought to life by the abundant cameo contrast and effective mirrors.
1474422007-W Jamestown G$5$5PR70DC55502007-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Jamestown { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2007) Mintage: 47,050 (proof) Great cameo contrast and flawless mirrors offer stunning eye appeal on this perfect gem commemorating Capt. John Smith greeting an American Indian carrying a bag of corn. On the reverse is the Jamestown Memorial Church, the only remaining original structure from Jamestown 400 years earlier.
1495702007-P Desegregation S$1$1PR70DC44502007-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Desegregation { PCGS-3 } (Nov'2007) Mintage: 124,618 (proof) Featuring the "Little Rock Nine", legs and feet of the students, accompanied by an armed United States soldier, walking to school. The reverse shows the Little Rock Central High School they attended. Perfect heavily frosted devices are bordered by equally perfect multiply reflective mirrors.
3944172008-S Bald Eagle 50C50CPR70DC48602008-S Clad Half Dollar PR70DCAM: Bald Eagle { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2008) Mintage: 222,577 (proof) An up close look at our national wildlife symbol realistically rendered and captured in frosted devices and black mirrors. This is one of just a few modern commemorative not to honor a person, place or event. At the heart of American symbolism, is the bald eagle... a symbol of strength and freedom.
3944182008-P Bald Eagle S$1$1PR70DC35802008-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Bald Eagle { PCGS-3 } (Aug'2008) Mintage: 243,558 (proof) A bald eagle in flight, reminiscent of the P.O.W. eagle's flight to freedom, sores gracefully from the coin surface. The reverse shows the Great Seal from 1782-1841. Open fields are often hard to find so perfect.
3944202008-W Bald Eagle G$5$5PR70DC46602008-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Bald Eagle { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2008) Mintage: 59,269 (proof) Two young eaglets resting on a branch in their natural habitat are flawlessly rendered with heavy frosting atop multiply reflective and perfect mirrors. A national symbol, this subject departs from other common commemorative themes such as person, organization, place or event.
4073512009-P Abraham Lincoln S$1$1PR70DC248902009-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Abraham Lincoln { PCGS-3 } (May'2009) Mintage: 375,000 (proof) On the 200th anniversary of his birth, just one hundred years after he first appeared on US coins, Abraham Lincoln's bust graces the silver dollar, with words from his Gettysburg Address on the reverse. Great design, perfect fields and highly frosted devices: easily one of the most striking of the silver commemorative issues of this series. It is also one of the few modern commemorative coins that realized the full number of pieces authorized by Congress, in this case one-half million pieces including uncirculated business strikes.
4088262009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial S$1$1PR70DC13702009-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Louis Braille { PCGS-3 } (May'2009) Mintage: 135,235 (proof) Remembering the 200th anniversary of his birth, Louis Braille's bust is perfectly rendered. The reverse shows a child reading a book in Braille. The word "Braille" (abbreviated "BRL" in Braille code) is also rendered on the coin in sufficient definition to be read by hand. Braille previously had appeared on the 1995 Paralympic (Blind Runners) Silver Dollar, but not in sufficient detail to be hand-legible. Another piece with highly frosted devices and deeply reflective mirrors.
4185392010-P Boy Scouts of America S$1$1PR70DC165702010-P Boy Scouts of America PR70DCAM { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 245,000 (proof) Honoring the centennial anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, like the ideals of the Scouts, this piece is perfect. Heavily frosted devices stand in stark contrast to the deeply reflective mirrors, flawless surfaces and slabbed direct from the Mint. The design depicts a Cub Scout in the foreground with a Boy Scout and female Venturer in the background saluting. Full production of the 350,000 pieces authorized was realized (proof and uncirculated).
4177542010-W Disabled Veterans S$1$1PR70DC149902010-W Silver Dollar: Disabled Veterans { PCGS-3 } (Apr'2010) Mintage: 189,881 (proof) A high top-pop piece, with heavily frosted mark-free devices, honors those who have stood up for us. The devices are very heavily frosted and stand out effectively against the perfect mirrors.
5061652011-S United States Army 50C50CPR70DC6402011-S Half Dollar PR70DCAM: US Army { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2011) Mintage: 68,349 (proof) Remembering the US Army and its history and incorporating on the reverse a design quite similar to the bicentennial quarter... still, flawless in clad.
5061672011-P United States Army S$1$1PR70DC23802011-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: US Army { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2011) Mintage: 119,829 (proof) A very classy and perfect tribute to the US foot soldier. Heavy unmarred frosting cover the devices which pop against the flawless fields.
5061732011-W United States Army G$5$5PR70DC4302011-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: United States Army { PCGS-3 } First Strike (Jul'2011) Mintage: 17,173 (proof) A perfectly rendered tribute to the US Army. Soldiers through the ages, from the soldier in the Continental Army, to the Union soldier during the Civil War, to the Yank in WWI and WWII to today's soldier are shown as a group on the obverse. The reverse features the U.S. Army emblem, and traditional armaments, including armor, cannons, and crossed flags. To date, this coin becomes the half eagle with the lowest mintage.
5072902011-P S$1 Medal of Honor$1PR70DC16302011-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Medal of Honor { PCGS-3 } (Jul'2011) Mintage: 112,850 (proof) Large flawless reflective fields are very eye-catching on this showy piece. Depicted are the current Medals of Honor for the Army, Navy and Air Force. The reverse features a soldier carry a wounded comrade.
5073102011-W G$5 Medal of Honor$5PR70DC3002011-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Medal of Honor { PCGS-3 } First Strike (Jul'2011) Mintage: 18,012 (proof) Flawless fields with highly frosted devices grace this golden beauty. Depicted is the original 1861 version of the Medal of Honor. This commemorative was issued for the 150th anniversary of that original Civil War award. The reverse features Minerva holding a shield and the Union flag, flanked by Civil War-era cannon. This gem is flawlessly executed with very effective use of perfect multiply reflective fields. This half eagle, joins its commemorative army counterpart as on of the lowest mintage coins of the series.
5111652012-W S$1 Infantry$1PR70DC10902012-W Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Infantry { PCGS-4 } (Jul'2012) Mintage: 109,623 (proof) Expansive open mirrors offset in striking contrast today's fighting foot soldier advancing with automated weaponry on the obverse. The reverse shows the crossed rifles insignia, the branch insignia of the Infantry. Large perfect fields make these devices stand out nicely.
5114942012-P S$1 Star-Spangled Banner$1PR70DC15702012-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Star-Spangled Banner { PCGS-4 } First Strike (Jul'2012) Mintage: 127,211 (proof) Fantastic frosted devices featuring Old Glory in faultless detail on both sides, with Fort Henry in the background of the obverse. An impressive array of perfect mirrors give depth the the folds in the flag on the reverse of this First Strike gem.
5114922012-W G$5 Star-Spangled Banner$5PR70DC10102012-W Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: Star-Spangled Banner { PCGS-4 } First Strike (May'2012) Mintage: 17,852 (proof) Flawless mint-fresh gold color offer deep multiply reflective mirrors to offset this Francis Scott Key moment in history brought to life during the War of 1812.
5176502013-S 5 Star Generals Arnold, Bradley 50C50CPR69DC715292013-S Half Dollar PR69DCAM: 5-Star Generals Arnold/Bradley { PCGS-4 } First Strike (Jul'2013) Great cameo contrast breathes life into both generals, and a simple well executed reverse adds elegance and class to this clad proof issue. Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold was an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and later General of the Air Force (the only person to hold the 5-star rank in two different services). Arnold was a pioneer in military aviation, instructed in flight by the Wright brothers. He headed up the Army Air Corps during WWII, the predecessor to the Air Force. Omar Bradley was a US Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during WWII, commanding all ground forces invading Germany from the west. He was the fifth and last person to be promoted to General of the Army in 1950.
5176542013-P 5 Star Generals Marshall, Eisenhower S$1$1PR70DC71102013-P Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: 5 Star Generals Marshall/Eisenhower { PCGS-3 } First Strike {Apr'2013) Mintage: 69,300 (proof) Strong use of contrast and flawlessly executed frosted devices make the general duo come to life, with powerful life-like dominating eyes from both figures. This design rivals the Dolly Madison Dollar for effective use of this medium. The reverse is simple with beautiful deeply mirrored fields. George Marshall was in command at the beginning of WWII and oversaw the rapid ramp-up in the armed services, and he was the early architect of Operation Overlord for the invasion of Normandy. Many thought that he would be in command of this effort, but Roosevelt chose Dwight Eisenhower for that honor, one of the experienced officers favored by Marshall. Some viewed Marshall staying in Washington as a demotion; but, he was promoted to General of the Army, the equivalent of Field Marshall. Later, Eisenhower would be also given this rank, just prior to the Battle of the Bulge. Marshall later gave his name to the plan to reconstruct Europe after the war, and Eisenhower went on to become president.
5174762013-W Girl Scouts S$1$1PR70DC44702013-W Silver Dollar PR70DCAM: Girl Scouts { PCGS-3 } First Strike (Mar'2013) Mintages: 82,267 (proof) Beautifully frosted devices breath life into the three girls who represent the different ages and diversity of Girl Scouts of the USA. Inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER, key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement. The 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol signifies the centennial anniversary. A modern design on the reverse abbreviates the denomination to "$1"
5176582013-W 5 Star Generals MacArthur G$5$5PR70DC10302013-W 5 Gold Half Eagle PR70DCAM: 5 Star Generals MacArthur { PCGS-4 } First Strike (Apr'2013) Mintage: 15,840 (proof) Sharply rendered design, that is simple and crisp and clean with the magnificent use of frosted devices. Along with the Jackie Robinson half eagle, this is among the best gold designs paying tribute to an individual. He and his father were the first father-son pair to have been awarded the Medal of Honor. In the Pacific Theater during WWII he vowed "I shall return" when forced to leave the Philippines; and, he did. He oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951. When relieved of command by Truman during the Korean War, in his farewell speech he noted that "old soldiers never die, they just fade away."
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