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1986 STATUE OF LIBERTY
COMMEMORATIVE ONE DOLLAR

Mintage:
See individual varieties

Designer: John Mercanti, with assistance from Matthew Peloso on the reverse

Diameter: 38.5 millimeters

Metal Content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 412.5 grains (26.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: see individual varieties

Varieties (2):
1986-P - Uncirculated only
1986-S - Proof only

Notes:
The Statue of Liberty and the processing station at Ellis Island symbolize America's open invitation to immigrants from all over the world.  For many immigrants, these two icons were their first impressions of the "New World."  When time came to restore the Ellis Island buildings and the Statue of Liberty, special commemorative Half Dollars, Silver Dollars, and $5 Gold pieces were struck to help with the fundraising.  Work on the Statue of Liberty was completed in 1986; Ellis Island re-opened in 1990 (two years ahead of schedule).

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