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US Olympic Dollar  1988
US Olympic Dollar 1988

These nice-looking commemorative dollars are made of 0.773 troy ounces of silver so they can never be worth less than base value (BV), or 0.773 times the current silver price (check kitco.com). If, for instance, silver is selling at $15 US dollars per troy ounce, BV = 0.773 x 15 = $11.60.

People bought a ton of these coins, complete with fancy packaging and certificates, when they first came out. Since then, the market has dropped substantially. They are currently worth just a little over BV, even with the packaging and certificates:

circulated or damaged coin: BV
fully uncirculated or proof coin: BV + $5

Coin: 20138 , Genre: United States
Requested by: Sally Ann, Thu, 15-Oct-2015 21:17:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 17-Oct-2015 01:34:00 GMT
Requester description: Front: Hand lighting the olympic torch with 'pv' underneath the arm and 's' by the torch. Also wheat stalks. Back: More wheat and the olympic rings. 'sjw' in tiny letters near the bottom. Coin came in a box labeled 'United States Mint 1988 Olympic Coins' with a certificate of authenticity. 1 Dollar Front: Olympiad in god we trust 1988 s Liberty pv Back: United States of America 1 Dollar USA e pluribus unum sjw
Tags: us america olympic dollar amero americas american ameria ameri amirica oamerica amerique americana amer americans usa olympische olympique olympiad olympiade olympia olimpiada olympics dollare dolls doller dol dollars god we trust liberty united states state 1 pluribus unum sjw gods divines goddess deus deum dei deity godess devm deo divined dom dios trvst staats stated stets stato staaten stado stadt staate statehood tates stet pluribs plirbis pluribusunum epluribus plurabus urum vnvm hand lighting lightning torch arm shield wheat stalks branch rings circle letters monogram box square mint certificate lightningbolt thunderbolt ligntning tourch torches arms sheild coats shiled crests shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon insignia shelid coat crested crest chevron creast shields wheatie weat wheats stalkes twigs sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branches branched sticks circled encircle crrcle cirle circlet ring circles circlr circal citcle encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled cirlce circel circumference encircles encircling circling cirlces circular cicurling circumscribed script leters inscription letter monograms initial scripts inscrption initals calligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials suared squarish boxed squared boxes squares mintmark mintmaster mintmarks handshake hands shaking

  

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