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
, 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.
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