Modern Commemorative Silver Dollar Values and Prices

How Much Are My Modern Commemorative Silver Dollars (1983-Date) Worth?

Examples of Several United States Commemorative Silver Dollars
Examples of several United States Commemorative Silver Dollars. <a href="">The United States Mint</a>

Modern Commemorative Silver Dollars minted from 1983 were made especially for coin collectors and did not circulate in everyday monetary transactions. Discover if you have one of these valuable commemorative silver dollars.

If your commemorative silver dollar was not stored properly and now has tarnish or some unknown residue on it, do not clean it. It is important to remember that you cannot increase a coin's value by cleaning it.

In fact, cleaned coins are worth considerably less. Additionally, coin dealers can recognize a cleaned coin immediately. Therefore, never clean your coins! 

History of Modern Commemorative Silver Dollars

The United States Mint first produced commemorative coins in 1892. Production of commemorative coins continued until 1954 when Congress ceased to pass laws to issue commemorative coins due to abuse of the program. In 1982 Congress passed a law to produce a commemorative half dollars to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Pres. George Washington. Since then commemorative coins have been issued on a regular basis.

Market Analysis

Modern commemorative silver dollars have always been popular with coin collectors in varying degrees. Some themes are more popular than others, and a coin's popularity may change over time. In 1995 and 1996, the United States mint issued nine different coins to commemorate the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.

At this point, coin collectors' budgets were getting stretched with all the various offerings from the U.S. Mint. Therefore, some of these coins had very low sales and now experience high prices. Most other commemorative coins are affordably priced and can be purchased through your favorite coin dealer or online.

Key Dates, Rarities, and Varieties

The following Modern Commemorative silver dollars usually sell for a premium due to their low availability and high demand.

  • 1995-D Cent. Olympics - Cycling (Uncirculated)
  • 1996-D Cent. Olympics - Tennis (Uncirculated)
  • 1996-D Cent. Olympics - Paralympics (Uncirculated)
  • 1996-D Cent. Olympics - Rowing (Uncirculated)
  • 1996-D Cent. Olympics - High Jump (Uncirculated)
  • 1996-S National Community Service (Uncirculated)
  • 1997-P National Law Officers Memorial (Uncirculated)
  • 2001-D American Buffalo (Uncirculated and Proof)

Uncirculated or Proof Examples

The mint issued most commemorative coins in both uncirculated business strike and Proof finish. Proof coins are easily distinguishable by their highly polished mirrored like fields.

  • An example of an Uncirculated Commemorative Coin
  • An example of a Proof Commemorative Coin

Mint Marks

The mint produced modern commemorative silver dollars at four different mints: Philadelphia (P), Denver (D), West Point (W) and San Francisco (S). Since each design is unique to the theme being commemorated, the location of the mint mark varies depending upon the type of coin.

Modern Commemorative Silver Dollars Average Prices and Values

The following table lists the buy price (what you can expect to pay to a dealer to purchase the coin) and sell value (what you can expect a dealer to pay you if you sell the coin).

All the prices and values listed below assume that the original mint packaging (i.e., box, holder, sleeve, etc.) is included and undamaged. The first column lists the date, theme and mint mark (see the photos links above) followed by the buy price and the sell value for an average Modern Commemorative Silver Dollar. These are approximate retail prices and wholesale values. The actual offer you receive from a particular coin dealer will vary depending on the actual grade of the coin and some other factors that determine its worth.

Date, Mint & ThemeBuySell
1983-D Olympics (Los Angeles)$38.00$29.00
1983-S Olympics (Los Angeles)$39.00$30.00
1983-S Olympics (Los Angeles) Proof$40.00$32.00
1984-P Olympics (Los Angeles)$39.00$28.00
1984-D Olympics (Los Angeles)$40.00$32.00
1984-S Olympics (Los Angeles)$39.00$30.00
1984-S Olympics (Los Angeles) Proof$41.00$30.00
1986-P Statue of Liberty Centennial$41.00$30.00
1986-S Statue of Liberty Centennial Proof$39.00$28.00
1987-P U.S. Constitution Bicentennial$42.00$31.00
1987-S U.S. Constitution Bicentennial Proof$41.00$30.00
1988-D Olympics (Seoul)$40.00$32.00
1988-S Olympics (Seoul) Proof$39.00$31.00
1989-D Congress Bicentennial$40.00$29.00
1989-S Congress Bicentennial Proof$40.00$31.00
1990-W Eisenhower Centennial$40.00$31.00
1990-P Eisenhower Centennial Proof$42.00$31.00
1991-P Mount Rushmore Golden Anniv.$41.00$30.00
1991-S Mount Rushmore Golden Anniv. Proof$41.00$30.00
1991-D Korean War Memorial$42.00$33.00
1991-P Korean War Memorial Proof$41.00$30.00
1991-D USO 50th Anniversary$39.00$30.00
1991-S USO 50th Anniversary Proof$44.00$33.00
Date, Mint & ThemeBuySell
1992-D Olympics (France and Spain)$42.00$33.00
1992-S Olympics (France and Spain) Proof$41.00$30.00
1992-D White House 200th Anniv.$40.00$30.00
1992-W White House 200th Anniv. Proof$42.00$30.00
1992-D Christopher Columbus Quincentenary$39.00$30.00
1992-P Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Proof$41.00$32.00
1993-D Bill of Rights$43.00$32.00
1993-S Bill of Rights Proof$39.00$30.00
1993-D WW II (Dated:1991-1995)$45.00$34.00
1993-W WW II (Dated:1991-1995) Proof$43.00$31.00
1994-D World Cup$41.00$30.00
1994-S World Cup Proof$41.00$31.00
1993-P Thomas Jefferson$40.00$32.00
1993-S Thomas Jefferson Proof$42.00$31.00
1994-W Vietnam War Memorial$60.00$47.00
1994-P Vietnam War Memorial Proof$55.00$40.00
1994-W U.S. Prisoners of War$69.00$52.00
1994-P U.S. Prisoners of War Proof$55.00$41.00
1994-W Women in the Armed Forces$44.00$32.00
1994-P Women in the Armed Forces Proof$42.00$32.00
1994-D U.S. Capitol Bicentennial$42.00$32.00
1994-S U.S. Capitol Bicentennial Proof$43.00$34.00
Date, Mint & ThemeBuySell
1995-P Civil War Battlefield$55.00$42.00
1995-S Civil War Battlefield Proof$53.00$39.00
1995-D Cent. Olympics - Gymnastics$48.00$36.00
1995-P Cent. Olympics - Gymnastics Proof$42.00$32.00
1995-D Cent. Olympics - Paralympics$50.00$38.00
1995-P Cent. Olympics - Paralympics Proof$44.00$32.00
1995-D Cent. Olympics - Track & Field$80.00$60.00
1995-P Cent. Olympics - Track & Field Proof$50.00$37.00
1995-D Cent. Olympics - Cycling *$135.00$90.00
1995-P Cent. Olympics - Cycling Proof$45.00$33.00
1995-W Special Olympics World Games$43.00$31.00
1995-P Special Olympics World Games Proof$42.00$30.00
1996-D Cent. Olympics - Tennis *$245.00$200.00
1996-P Cent. Olympics - Tennis Proof$65.00$51.00
1996-D Cent. Olympics - Paralympics *$290.00$220.00
1996-P Cent. Olympics - Paralympics Proof$56.00$44.00
1996-D Cent. Olympics - Rowing *$290.00$220.00
1996-P Cent. Olympics - Rowing Proof$63.00$45.00
1996-D Cent. Olympics - High Jump *$300.00$250.00
1996-P Cent. Olympics - High Jump Proof$51.00$39.00
1996-S National Community Service *$130.00$90.00
1996-S National Community Service Proof$67.00$51.00
1996-D Smithsonian 150th Anniversary$110.00$80.00
1996-P Smithsonian 150th Anniversary Proof$54.00$42.00
Date, Mint & ThemeBuySell
1997-P Botanic Garden$50.00$39.00
1997-P Botanic Garden Proof$55.00$40.00
1997-S Jackie Robinson$90.00$60.00
1997-S Jackie Robinson Proof$80.00$60.00
1997-P National Law Officers Mem. *$140.00$100.00
1997-P National Law Officers Mem. Proof$90.00$60.00
1998-S Robert F. Kennedy$42.00$31.00
1998-S Robert F. Kennedy Proof$51.00$37.00
1998-S Black Revolutionary War Pat.$100.00$70.00
1998-S Black Revolutionary War Pat. Proof$71.00$53.00
1999-P Dolley Madison Commemorative$51.00$37.00
1999-P Dolley Madison Commemorative Proof$47.00$37.00
1999-P Yellowstone National Park$48.00$36.00
1999-P Yellowstone National Park Proof$50.00$36.00
2000-P Library of Congress Bicentennial$49.00$38.00
2000-P Library of Congress Bicentennial Proof$46.00$36.00
2000-P Leif Ericson Millennium$80.00$60.00
2000-P Leif Ericson Millennium Proof$56.00$42.00
2001-P Capitol Visitor Center$46.00$35.00
2001-P Capitol Visitor Center Proof$42.00$33.00
2001-D American Buffalo *$210.00$160.00
2001-P American Buffalo Proof *$210.00$150.00
2002-P Olympics (Salt Lake City)$43.00$34.00
2002-P Olympics (Salt Lake City) Proof$45.00$34.00
2002-W West Point Bicentennial$44.00$32.00
2002-W West Point Bicentennial Proof$43.00$31.00
Date, Mint & ThemeBuySell
2003-P First Flight Centennial$44.00$32.00
2003-P First Flight Centennial Proof$43.00$34.00
2004-P Thomas Alva Edison$42.00$30.00
2004-P Thomas Alva Edison Proof$42.00$32.00
2004-P Lewis and Clark Bicentennial$41.00$32.00
2004-P Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Proof$43.00$32.00
2005-P Chief Justice John Marshall$42.00$32.00
2005-P Chief Justice John Marshall Proof$45.00$34.00
2005-P Marine Corps 230th Anniv.$46.00$36.00
2005-P Marine Corps 230th Anniv. Proof$54.00$39.00
2006-P Ben Franklin - Scientist$41.00$32.00
2006-P Ben Franklin - Scientist Proof$49.00$38.00
2006-P Ben Franklin - Founding Father$45.00$35.00
2006-P Ben Franklin - Founding Father Proof$50.00$38.00
2006-S San Francisco Old Mint$42.00$30.00
2006-S San Francisco Old Mint Proof$50.00$39.00
2007-P Jamestown 400th Anniv.$40.00$30.00
2007-P Jamestown 400th Anniv. Proof$40.00$29.00
2007-P Little Rock Central HS Desegregation$43.00$34.00
2007-P Little Rock Central HS Desegregation Proof$44.00$35.00
2008-P Bald Eagle$51.00$37.00
2008-P Bald Eagle Proof$52.00$40.00
2009-P Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial$53.00$40.00
2009-P Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Proof$56.00$42.00
2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial$48.00$37.00
2009-P Louis Braille Bicentennial Proof$48.00$37.00
Date, Mint & ThemeBuySell
2010-P Boy Scouts Centennial$49.00$39.00
2010-P Boy Scouts Centennial Proof$50.00$37.00
2010-W Disabled American Veterans$53.00$40.00
2010-W Disabled American Veterans Proof$51.00$39.00
2011-S U.S. Army$53.00$39.00
2011-P U.S. Army Proof$51.00$36.00
2011-S Medal of Honor$65.00$51.00
2011-P Medal of Honor Proof$60.00$45.00
2012-W Infantry Soldier$60.00$46.00
2012-W Infantry Soldier Proof$64.00$47.00
2012-P Star Spangled Banner$61.00$46.00
2012-P Star Spangled Banner Proof$63.00$46.00
2013-P Girl Scouts Centennial$60.00$43.00
2013-S Girl Scouts Centennial Proof$66.00$48.00
2013-P 5-Star Generals$59.00$44.00
2013-S 5-Star Generals Proof$66.00$49.00
Complete Set Uncirculated$4,800.00$3,700.00
Complete Set Proof$3,500.00$2,600.00

"-" (dash) = Not Applicable or not enough data exists to calculate an average price
* = See the section above "Key Dates, Rarities and Varieties" for more information on these coins.

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