# 801 - Modern American Silver Dollar Commemoratives - Part 27

Due to the coronavirus, I am stuck at home and I cannot access part of my stack, where I have coins I have not posted about before.

So we will 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 twenty-seventh is the 1995-D PR70 "Special Olympics".

"The 1995 Special Olympics World Games Silver Dollar was issued to honor the competitions created for people with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics are focused on developing self confidence, social skills, and a sense of accomplishment for the participants. In 1995, the Special Olympic Games were held in Connecticut."

PCGS graded 1,866 1995-P "Special Olympics", with 88 as PR70. 351,764 1995-P "Special Olympics" were minted in Philadelphia.

I bought this coin in 2014 for $298.44 and today's price is around $235.00. The issue price was $37.00.

"The obverse of the 1995 Special Olympics Dollar features a portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. At the time, she was the first living female depicted on US coinage. On the coin, she is created as the founder of the Special Olympic Games, although some credit Anne Burke and consider the coin inaccurate.

The obverse was based on art from Jamie Wyeth, designed and modeled by T. James Ferrell."


"The reverse of the coin features a rose, a Special Olympics medal, and a quote from Eunice Shriver which reads, “As we hope for the best in them, hope is reborn in us. – Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder”.

The reverse was designed by Thomas D. Rogers, Sr."


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