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Why purchase this 1998-S Black Patriots silver dollar in NGC MS69?
To honor the black Revolutionary War patriots and the 275th anniversary of the birth of Crispus Attucks, who was the first patriot killed in 1770 during the Boston Massacre, an event that upset pro-independence Americans during the period before the War of Independence. The obverse of the coin, designed by John Mercanti, depicts a profile image of Crispus Attucks, while the reverse shows a black patriot family from designs that will be used when the proposed Black Patriots Memorial is finally built on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Congress authorized this in 2013, and President Obama signed legislation designating a space for the memorial in 2014. As often happened during this period, these coins did not come close to selling their full authorized maximum authorized mintage of a half million coins with only 37,210 uncirculated and 75,070 proof coins sold. These low mintages have helped support strong premiums for these coins in the years since they were issued.
NGC has graded 1,210 of these coins, and 74% of them are graded mint state 69. Since the Mint state 70 coins cost substantially more than the Mint state 69 coins, the present example is a good value. This is a great chance to add this coin to your collection.
This 1998-S Black Revolutionary War Patriots Commemorative Silver Dollar NGC MS69 Brown Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1998|
|Weight in Grams:||24.06 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||.7734 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Crispus Attucks bust|
|Reverse Design:||Black Patriots Memorial|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||John M. Mercanti|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Edward Dwight and Thomas D. Rogers, Sr.|