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

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1980

Medals

MedalObverse designReverse designMintageAvailableObverseReverse
Grant Wood American Arts medal Grant Wood American Gothic Uncirculated:

500,000 (W)

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1980 1980 Grant Wood One-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1980 Grant Wood One-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg
Marian Anderson American Arts medal Marian Anderson Hands holding a globeUncirculated:

1,000,000 (W)

1980 1980 Marian Anderson Half-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1980 Marian Anderson Half-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg

1981

Medals

MedalObverse designReverse designMintageAvailableObverseReverse
Mark Twain American Arts medal Mark Twain Steamboat on the Mississippi River Uncirculated:

141,000 (W)

1981 1981 Mark Twain One-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1981 Mark Twain One-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg
Willa Cather American Arts medal Willa Cather Woman plowing a fieldUncirculated:

200,000 (W)

1981 1981 Willa Cather Half-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1981 Willa Cather Half-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg

1982

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
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

1982GeorgeWashingtonCommemorativeHalfDollar1obverse.jpg 1982GeorgeWashingtonCommemorativeHalfDollar1reverse.JPG

Medals

MedalObverse designReverse designMintageAvailableObverseReverse
Louis Armstrong American Arts medal Louis Armstrong TrumpetUncirculated:

420,000 (W)

1982 1982 Louis Armstrong One-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1982 Louis Armstrong One-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg
Frank Lloyd Wright American Arts medal Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater Uncirculated:

360,000 (W)

1982 1982 Frank Lloyd Wright Half-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1982 Frank Lloyd Wright Half-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg

1983

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
$1 1984 Summer Olympics dollar [2] The Discobolus of Myron Head of an eagleAg 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 1983 Olympics Silver $1 Obverse.jpg 1983 Olympics Silver $1 Reverse.jpg

Medals

MedalObverse designReverse designMintageAvailableObverseReverse
Robert Frost American Arts medal Robert Frost Three lines from Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken Uncirculated:

500,000 (W)

1983 1983 Robert Frost One-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1983 Robert Frost One-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg
Alexander Calder American Arts medal Alexander Calder Kinetic sculpture Uncirculated:

410,000 (W)

1983 1983 Alexander Calder Half-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1983 Alexander Calder Half-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg

1984

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
$11984 Summer Olympics dollar [3] The pair of life-sized bronze nude statues of male and female athletes atop Olympic Gateway in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum EagleAg 90%, Cu 10%Uncirculated:

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

Proof:

1,801,210 S

1984 1984 Olympics Silver $1 Obverse.jpg 1984 Olympics Silver $1 Reverse.jpg
$10 1984 Summer Olympics eagle [4] Olympic torch runnersEagle 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 1984 Olympics Gold $10 Obverse.jpg 1984 Olympics Gold $10 Reverse.jpg

Medals

MedalObverse designReverse designMintageAvailableObverseReverse
Helen Hayes American Arts medal Helen Hayes Ribbon surrounding the words "First Lady of the Stage"Uncirculated:

35,000 (W)

1984 1984 Helen Hayes One-Ounce Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1984 Helen Hayes One-Ounce Gold Medal (rev).jpg
John Steinbeck American Arts medal John Steinbeck Farm sceneUncirculated:

35,000 (W)

1984 1984 John Steinbeck Half Ounce-Gold Medal (obv).jpg 1984 John Steinbeck Half Ounce-Gold Medal (rev).jpg

1986

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢ Statue of Liberty half dollar [5] Side view of Liberty and back view of immigrant ship steaming into New York harborImmigrant family with their belongings on the threshold of AmericaCu 92%, Ni 8%Authorized:

25,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

928,008 D

Proof:

6,925,627 S

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

dollar [6]

Liberty with the Ellis Island Immigration Center in the backgroundLiberty's torch with inscriptionsAg 90%, Cu 10%Authorized:

10,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

723,635 P

Proof:

6,414638 S

1986 1986StatueofLibertysilveroneDollarobv.jpg 1986 Statue of Liberty Silver Dollar Reverse.jpg
$5 Statue of Liberty half eagle [7] Close up of the Statue of LibertyAn eagle in flightAu 90%, Ag 6%, Cu 4%Authorized:

500,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

95,248 W

Proof:

404,013 W

1986 1986 Statue of Liberty coin.tif 1986 Statue of Liberty-Proof Five Dollars (reverse).jpg

1987

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
$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 AmericaAg 90%, Cu 10%Authorized:

10,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

451,629 P

Proof:

2,747,116 S

1987 1987 US Constitution Silver $1 Obverse.jpg 1987 US Constitution Silver $1 Reverse.jpg
$5United States Constitution Bicentennial half eagle [9] Eagle holding a quill penThe words "We the People" and a quill penAu 90%, Ag 6%, Cu 4%Authorized:

1,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

214,225 W

Proof:

651,659 W

1987 1987 US Constitution Gold $5 Obverse.jpg 1987 US Constitution Gold $5 Reverse.jpg

1988

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
$11988 Summer Olympics dollar [10] The torches of Lady Liberty and the Olympics merging into one flame US Olympic Committee logoAg 90%, Cu 10%Authorized:

10,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

191,368 D

Proof:

1,359,366 S

1988 1988 Olympics Silver $1 Obverse.jpg 1988 Olympics Silver $1 Reverse.jpg
$51988 Summer Olympics half eagle [11] Nike Olympic flameAu 90%, Ag 6%, Cu 4%Authorized:

1,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

62,913 W

Proof:

281,456 W

1988 1988 Olympics Gold $5 Obverse.jpg 1988 Olympics Gold $5 Reverse.jpg

1989

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
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 (obverse).jpg 1989 Congress Bicentennial-Half Dollar (reverse).jpg
$1U.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 1989 US Congress Silver $1 Obverse.jpg 1989 US Congress Silver $1 Reverse.jpg
$5U.S. Congress Bicentennial half eagle [14] The Capital DomeEagle 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 1989 US Congress Gold $5 Obverse.jpg 1989 US Congress Gold $5 Reverse.jpg

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