1987 Prestige Set – United States Constitution Coins
The 1987 Prestige Set is a set of coins issued by the United States Mint in honor of the bicentennial of the United States Constitution. The set includes a proof version of the 1987 Constitution silver dollar, as well as a proof version of the 1987 United States Constitution gold five-dollar coin. The Constitution silver dollar has a composition of 90% silver and 10% copper, and a weight of 26.73 grams. The obverse of the coin features a portrait of James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” while the reverse features an eagle and a quill pen, symbolizing the signing of the Constitution. The Constitution gold five-dollar coin has a composition of 90% gold and 10% copper, and a weight of 8.359 grams. The obverse of the coin features a depiction of Independence Hall, where the Constitution was signed, while the reverse features a stylized eagle with a shield on its chest. The coins in the set are all in proof condition, meaning they have a highly polished, mirror-like finish and are struck using specially polished dies. The 1987 Prestige Set was limited to a mintage of 200,000 sets, and each set includes a certificate of authenticity from the United States Mint.
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