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1983 Olympic: Market Values

1983 Olympic: Market Values

1983 Olympic: Summary of Characteristics

Commemorating: 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California.
Obverse motif: Discus thrower.
Reverse motif: Eagle. Authorization date: July 22, 1982.
Date on coins: 1983.
Date when coins were actually minted: 1983-1984.
Mints used: Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco. Maximum quantity authorized: 50,000,000 (combined 1983 and 1984 silver dollar authorization).
Total quantity minted: Information not released by the Mint.
Quantity melted: More than 1,170,511 (which probably includes coins for two years, 1983 and 1984).
Net number distributed: Uncirculated Philadelphia Mint coins: 294,543; Uncirculated Denver Mint coins: 174,014; Uncirculated San Francisco Mint coins: 174,014; Proof San Francisco Mint coins: 1,577,025.
Issued by: U.S. Mint, with certain profits to go to the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. (Retail orders:
The United States Mint, 55 Mint Street, San Francisco, CA 94175; wholesale and bulk ordering in-formation: United States Mint, Warner Building,
Room 1006, 501 13th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20220).
Standard original packaging: Various options (see text).
Official sale prices: Uncirculated Philadelphia Mint coins $28 (also part of Uncirculated P-D-S dollar set at $89, price later raised to $100; also sold as part of other options-see text); Uncirculated Denver Mint coins: (sold as part of Uncirculated P-D-S dollar set at $89, price later raised to $100; also sold as part of other options-see text; not sold individually); Uncirculated San Francisco Mint coins: (part of Uncirculated P-D-S dollar set at $89, price later raised to $100; also sold as part of other options-see text; not sold individually); Proof San Francisco Mint coins $24.95 in advance (later $29, still later $32; also sold as part of other options-see text); sales closed January 18, 1985.
Designer of obverse: Elizabeth Jones.
Designer of reverse: Elizabeth Jones (modeled by John Mercanti).
Interesting facts: This was the first U.S. commemo-rative silver dollar since the 1900 Lafayette dollar; the coins were issued a year before the event they were intended to commemorate to raise funds in advance for the American athletes.

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