# 817 - Modern American Silver Dollar Commemoratives - Part 35
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 thirty-fifth is the 1997 MS70 "Officers".
"The 1997 National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Silver Dollar was issued on the sixth anniversary of the dedication of the memorial, which honors more than 14,000 men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. Surcharges added to the cost of each coin were used for preservation of the memorial."
PCGS graded 1,336 1997 "Officers", with 212 as MS70. 28,575 1997 "Officers" were minted in Philadelphia.
I bought this coin in 2013 for $250.00 and today's price is around $210.00. The issue price was $32.00.
"The obverse of the coin depicts two Park police officers making a rubbing of a fallen officer’s name. This was designed by Alfred Maletsky based on a photography by Larry Ruggieri."
"The reverse of the coin features a shield with a rose across it to represent the sacrifices made by the officers."
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