# 821 - Modern American Silver Dollar Commemoratives - Part 37

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 thirty-seventh is the 1998-S MS70 "Crispus Attucks".

"The 1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots 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. A portion of the surcharges would go towards a Black Patriots Memorial in Washington DC."

PCGS graded 1,917 1998-S "Crispus Attucks", with 291 as MS70. 37,210 1998-S "Crispus Attucks" were minted in San Francisco.

I bought this coin in 2013 for $220.00 and today's price is around $175.00. The issue price was $32.00.

The obverse of the coin features a depiction of Crispus Attucks by John Mercanti. Notably, no likeness of Crispus Attucks actually survives, so the image represents what he may have looked like.


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.


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