The Statue of Liberty’s Widely Commemorated 100th Anniversary in 1986

Statue of Liberty pic
Statue of Liberty
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American Mint is a Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, firm that offers an extensive selection of medals and coins that are historic and have collectible value. One of American Mint’s distinct offerings is a genuine 1986 Statue of Liberty Half Dollar, which was minted by the US Treasury in 1986 in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the iconic statue.

The anniversary culminated in a four-day Liberty Weekend gala event that encompassed events throughout New York, with a focus on the harbor area. Well-attended events included an international naval procession that started at George Washington Bridge and included renditions by the American Wind Symphony of the national anthems of all participating vessels. Held in Liberty State Park, the Americana Music Salute was televised worldwide and included artists such as Johnny Cash, John Denver, and Whitney Houston. This was followed by a fireworks extravaganza that encompassed the Brooklyn Bridge and Hudson River past the World Trade Center.

Priced at less than $20, the authentic commemorative coin from this unforgettable anniversary is a collector’s item that will provide enduring interest to Americans for generations to come.