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List of United States commemorative coins and medals (1980s)

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1980[edit]

Medals[edit]

Medal Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
Grant Wood American Arts medal Grant Wood American Gothic Uncirculated:

500,000 (W)

1980
Marian Anderson American Arts medal Marian Anderson Hands holding a globe Uncirculated:

1,000,000 (W)

1980

1981[edit]

Medals[edit]

Medal Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
Mark Twain American Arts medal Mark Twain Steamboat on the Mississippi River Uncirculated:

141,000 (W)

1981
Willa Cather American Arts medal Willa Cather Woman plowing a field Uncirculated:

200,000 (W)

1981

1982[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ George Washington 250th Anniversary half dollar[1] George Washington riding a horse Mount Vernon with eagle Ag 90%, Cu 10% Authorized:

10,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

2,210,458 D

Proof:

4,894,044 S

1982 –

1985

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Medals[edit]

Medal Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
Louis Armstrong American Arts medal Louis Armstrong Trumpet Uncirculated:

420,000 (W)

1982
Frank Lloyd Wright American Arts medal Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater Uncirculated:

360,000 (W)

1982

1983[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
$1 Los Angeles XXIII Olympiad dollar[2] The Discobolus of Myron Head of an eagle Ag 90%, Cu 10% Authorized:

50,000,000 (max 1983–1984 total)

Uncirculated:

294,543 P
174,014 D
174,014 S

Proof:

1,577,025 S

1983 – 1984

Medals[edit]

Medal Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
Robert Frost American Arts medal Robert Frost Three lines from Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken Uncirculated:

500,000 (W)

1983
Alexander Calder American Arts medal Alexander Calder Kinetic sculpture Uncirculated:

410,000 (W)

1983

1984[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
$1 Los Angeles XXIII Olympiad dollar[3] The pair of life-sized bronze nude statues of male and female athletes atop Olympic Gateway in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Eagle Ag 90%, Cu 10% Uncirculated:

217,954 P
116,675 D
116,675 S

Proof:

1,801,210 S

1984
$10 Los Angeles XXIII Olympiad eagle[4] Olympic torch runners Eagle clutching an olive branch in its right claw and arrows in its left claw Au 90%, Ag 6%, Cu 4% Authorized:

2,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

75,886 W

Proof:

33,309 P
34,533 D
48,551 S
381,085 W

1984

Medals[edit]

Medal Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
Helen Hayes American Arts medal Helen Hayes Ribbon surrounding the words "First Lady of the Stage" Uncirculated:

35,000 (W)

1984
John Steinbeck American Arts medal John Steinbeck Farm scene Uncirculated:

35,000 (W)

1984

1986[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Statue of Liberty half dollar[5] Side view of Liberty and back view of immigrant ship steaming into New York harbor Immigrant family with their belongings on the threshold of America Cu 92%, Ni 8% Authorized:

25,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

928,008 D

Proof:

6,925,627 S

1986 1986 Statue of Liberty-Proof Half Dollar (reverse).jpg
$1 Statue of Liberty

dollar[6]

Liberty with the Ellis Island Immigration Center in the background Liberty's torch with inscriptions Ag 90%, Cu 10% Authorized:

10,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

723,635 P

Proof:

6,414638 S

1986
$5 Statue of Liberty half eagle[7] Close up of the Statue of Liberty An eagle in flight Au 90%, Ag 6%, Cu 4% Authorized:

500,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

95,248 W

Proof:

404,013 W

1986

1987[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
$1 United States Constitution Bicentennial dollar[8] A sheaf of parchments, a quill pen, and the words "We the People" Human figures representing the cultural and social diversity of America Ag 90%, Cu 10% Authorized:

10,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

451,629 P

Proof:

2,747,116 S

1987
$5 United States Constitution Bicentennial half eagle[9] Eagle holding a quill pen The words "We the People" and a quill pen Au 90%, Ag 6%, Cu 4% Authorized:

1,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

214,225 W

Proof:

651,659 W

1987

1988[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
$1 1988 Summer Olympics dollar[10] The torches of Lady Liberty and the Olympics merging into one flame US Olympic Committee logo Ag 90%, Cu 10% Authorized:

10,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

191,368 D

Proof:

1,359,366 S

1988
$5 1988 Summer Olympics half eagle[11] Nike Olympic flame Au 90%, Ag 6%, Cu 4% Authorized:

1,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

62,913 W

Proof:

281,456 W

1988

1989[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ U.S. Congress Bicentennial half dollar[12] Bust of the Statue of Freedom Capitol Building Cu 92%, Ni 8% Authorized:

4,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

163,753 D

Proof:

762,198 S

1989 1989 Congress Bicentennial-Half Dollar (reverse).jpg
$1 U.S. Congress Bicentennial dollar[13] Statue of Freedom Mace of the House of Representatives Ag 90%, Cu 10% Authorized:

3,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

135,203 D

Proof:

762,198 S

1989
$5 U.S. Congress Bicentennial half eagle[14] The Capital Dome Eagle from the canopy of the Old Senate Chamber Au 90%, Ag 6%, Cu 4% Authorized:

1,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

46,899 W

Proof:

164,690 W

1989

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 George Washington 250th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  2. ^ "1983 Olympics Silver Dollar/Discus Thrower". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  3. ^ "1984 Olympics Silver Dollar/Coliseum". United States Mint. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  4. ^ "1984 Olympics Ten Dollar Gold Eagle/Runners". United States Mint. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  5. ^ "Statue of Liberty Half Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  6. ^ "1986 U.S. Statue of Liberty Coins". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  7. ^ "Statue of Liberty Gold $5". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  8. ^ "Constitution Bicentennial Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  9. ^ "Constitution Bicentennial Gold $5". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  10. ^ "Olympics (Seoul) Silver Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  11. ^ "Olympics (Seoul) Gold $5". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  12. ^ "Congress Bicentennial Half Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  13. ^ "Congress Bicentennial Silver Dollar". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  14. ^ "Congress Bicentennial Gold $5". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-03-31.