# 809 - Modern American Silver Dollar Commemoratives - Part 31

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-first is the 1996-D MS70 "High Jump".

"The 1996 Olympic High Jump Silver Dollar was as a slate of sixteen different coins to commemorate the Centennial Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia. The program included coins minted in copper nickel clad, silver, and gold, released from 1995 to 1996."

PCGS graded 1,236 1996-D "High Jump", with 126 as MS70. 16,485 1996-D "High Jump" were minted in Denver.

I bought this coin in 2013 for $430.00 and today's price is around $400.00. The issue price was $31.95.

"The obverse of the High Jump Silver Dollar features an athlete executing a high jump with the Fosbury Flop technique.

The obverse was designed by Calvin Massey."

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"The reverse of the coin features a modernistic Olympic torch. The base of the torch is created with the number “100” representing the centennial and the Olympic logo. This design was used for all of the 1996 Olympic Silver Dollars issued.

The reverse was designed by Thomas D. Rogers."

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