We will now 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-first is the PR70 DCAM 2011-P "Medal of Honor".
"The 2011 Medal of Honor Silver Dollar was issued to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force and recognize its recipients. One of the purposes of the program was to promote awareness of how ordinary Americans can challenge fate and change the course of history through courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism. Since its introduction, less than 3,500 Medals of Honor have been awarded to members of the Armed Services.
Surcharges of $10 per silver coin were added to the purchase price of each coin. The funds were distributed to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation to finance educational, scholarship, and outreach programs."
PCGS graded 1,554 2011-P "Medal of Honor", with 274 as PR70 DCAM. 112,833 2011-P "Medal of Honor" were minted in Philadelphia.
I bought this coin in 2013 for $180.00 and today's price is around $120.00. The issue price was $54.95.
The obverse design of the silver dollar depicts the three modern Medals of Honor for the Army, Navy, and Air Force, which are worn around the neck.
The obverse was designed and sculpted by Jim Licaretz.
On the reverse is a scene of an infantry soldier carrying a wounded soldier to safety under enemy fire. The scene is intended to represent the courage, selfless sacrifice, and patriotism of Medal of Honor recipients.
The reverse was designed by Richard Masters and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.
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