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Are 1986 United States Liberty coins rare?

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None of the three U.S. coins minted in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty's dedication are rare. The coins minted and circulated include the Statue of Liberty half dollar, the Statue of Liberty silver dollar and the Statue of Liberty $5 gold coin.

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The commemorative issue of these "United States Liberty Coins" was the country's most successful coin campaign. The sale of 7 million half dollars, 7 million silver dollars and the complete inventory of the gold $5 coins raised more than $78 million in surcharges, which was put to use in restoring Lady Liberty herself. Because of the precious metals contained in the $5 coin, it was the most sought-after, initially selling for $165. The price increased after they were sold out to about $750.

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