1986-S Statue of Liberty Half Dollar PCGS PR69 Mercanti Signed

1986-S Statue of Liberty Half Dollar PCGS PR69 Mercanti Signed
1986-S Statue of Liberty Half Dollar PCGS PR69 Mercanti Signed 1986-S Statue of Liberty Half Dollar PCGS PR69 Mercanti Signed 1986-S Statue of Liberty Half Dollar PCGS PR69 Mercanti Signed 1986-S Statue of Liberty Half Dollar PCGS PR69 Mercanti Signed
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1986 Statue of Liberty Silver Half Dollar

Now you can obtain one of the most popular Silver Half Dollar commemoratives in history - the 1986 Statue of Liberty Silver Dollar struck at the Philadelphia Mint. It commemorates the centennial of the U.S. receiving the Statue of Liberty from France. Not only that, but this example grades Mint State-69 (MS69) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) or Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and includes a label hand-signed by John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint. Grading service varies.

The 1986 Statue of Liberty commemorative program released by the U.S. Mint in 1986 proved to be the most successful in the history of U.S. commemorative coinage. This issue was struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty.

Each coin label is hand-signed by John Mercanti, who was the 12th Chief Engraver at the U.S. Mint (as stated on the holder). Mercanti has produced more coin and medal designs than any employee in United States Mint history (more than 100 as of 2006). Among these are the 1984 Olympic gold ten-dollar coin, the 1986 Statue of Liberty dollar coin, the 1989 Congress Bicentennial gold five-dollar coin, the obverse of the 1990 Eisenhower Centennial silver dollar, the obverse of the 1991 Mount Rushmore five-dollar coin, and the obverse of the 1991 Korean War Memorial silver dollar. In addition to designing and sculpting a number of Congressional Gold Medals, Mercanti worked on quarters for the states of Arkansas, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia for the 50 State Quarters Program.

Add this popular Silver Dollar commemorative proof to your collection today!

Year of Issue 1986
Country United States
Composition Copper
Purity 0.9167
Condition
Graded
Coins that are inspected, evaluated and graded by an independent, third party grading service. After a grade is assigned, each coin is sonically sealed in an acrylic "slab," preserving the coin's condition.
Grade
PR69
The second-highest grade a proof can obtain, based off the internationally accepted 70-point Sheldon grading scale. A distinction of Proof-69, otherwise known as PR69, means your almost-flawless proof showcases an impressive full strike and indistinguishable imperfections. With quality well above of the majority of proofs in their respective series, many collectors prefer PR69-graded proofs for their balance of collector status and affordability.
Pedigree
Mercanti Signed
Since 1792, there have ONLY been 12 official and prominent Chief Engravers of the U.S. Mint. This prestigious position is highly important as the Chief Engraver oversees the production of all coinage for circulation and for collectors. John Mercanti was the Chief Engraver from 2006 to 2010 but started at the Mint in 1974. John Mercanti has produced more coin and medal designs than any employee in United States Mint history (dating back to 1792). He designed the reverse of the Silver Eagle and the obverse of the Platinum Eagle that has been struck in proof condition annually since 1997. He designed quite a few modern gold and silver commemoratives in addition to five states in the States Quarter Program. As a testament to his legacy at the U.S. Mint, the coin's label prominently features his hand-signed signature.
Denomination 0.50
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
San Francisco - S
Established in 1853 to strike coins from California’s newly-discovered vast reserves of gold, the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint is famous for the quality, lustrous Morgan Silver Dollars produced at "The Granite Lady" from 1878 to 1921. After moving to a new building in 1937, coin production at the San Francisco mint shut down in 1955. A shortage caused regular coin production to resume in 1965. While the mintage of circulating coins ceased in 1981, proof coins and commemoratives are still struck at the San Francisco Mint today.
U.S. Mint
Created by the United States Congress through the Coinage Act of 1792, the United States Mint opened its first building in Philadelphia in 1793. Today, the U.S. Mint strikes circulating coins, as well as special collector coins and sets at the "Mother Mint" of Philadelphia and the branch mints of Denver, San Francisco and West Point.
Coin Weight 11.34 Grams - g
Dimensions 30.6mm
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