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 sixty-fifth is the PR70 DCAM 2013-P "5 Star Generals".
"The 2013 5 Star Generals Silver Dollar was issued as part of an ambitious commemorative coin program authorized to recognize the 5-Star Generals of the United States Army as well as celebrate the 132nd anniversary of the founding of the United States Army Command and General Staff College where each of the generals either taught or attended.
Pricing for the offering included a $10 surcharge distributable to the CGSC Foundation to help finance its activities in support of the college."
PCGS graded 1,654 2013-P "5 Star Generals", with 856 as PR70 DCAM. 69,283 2013-P "5 Star Generals" were minted in Philadelphia.
I bought this coin in 2013 for $107.00 and today's price is around $70.00. The issue price was $59.95.
The obverse features portraits of Generals George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower against a striped background with a five star insignia at center. Eisenhower had previously appeared on a silver dollar issued in 1990 for the centennial of his birth.
The obverse was designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Joseph Menna.
The reverse of the coin features an image of the Leavenworth Lamp, in a design similar to the $5 gold coin issued under the same program.
The reverse was designed by Barbara Fox and sculpted by Joseph Menna.
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