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Commems Collection Modern: 1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots - Coin & Stamp Set

 
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As part of the 1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots commemorative Silver Dollar program, the US Mint created a Coin & Stamp Set that combines a Proof version of the Silver Dollar with four mint stamps of African-Americans who had made significant contributions to American history.

The Coin & Stamp Set is directed more at the adult collector vs. the Young Collector's Set. It was one of the nicer packaging efforts by the Mint at the time - IMO, it still holds up well today. The coin and stamps are housed in a green, padded, faux leather portfolio. The Silver Dollar is mounted in a well/hole in the front cover so that both sides can be easily viewed (Obverse when the cover is closed; Reverse when the cover is opened). The four stamps are presented on the inside back panel in protective mounts. The portfolio is housed in a nicely-crafted, dark green box with detachable lid.

The four stamps included are (from left to right, top to bottom):

Benjamin Banneker: Mathematician, astronomer, surveyor and inventor - Issued in 1980 (part of Black Heritage series)
Harriet Tubman: Former Slave, "Conductor" of Underground Railroad - Issued in 1978 (part of Black Heritage series)
Frederick Douglas: Abolitionist, author and social reform leader - Issued in 1967 (part of Prominent Americans series)
Salem Poor: American Revolution Soldier - Issued in 1975 (part of Contributors to the Cause - US Bicentennial series)

The Set sold 6,645 units with a Pre-Issue price of $79.00 and a Regular Issue price of $84.00.

For more details on the silver dollar, including descriptions of its obverse and reverse, see:

- 1998 Black American Revolutionary War Patriots Silver Dollar

1998 Black American Revolutionary War Patriots Silver Dollar


1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots - Coin & Stamp Set / Outer Box Lid


1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots - Coin & Stamp Set / Coin Album - Front Cover


1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots - Coin & Stamp Set / Coin Album - Inside Front Cover


1998 Black Revolutionary War Patriots - Coin & Stamp Set / Coin Album - Inside Back Cover w/ Stamps



For more of my posts about commemorative coins and medals, see: Commems Collection.



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10/01/2022 09:38 am
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Very nice commems - and it opened my eyes to the stamps which I did not know were produced.

Interesting (to me at least) local connection is the stamp honoring Benjamin Banneker. He and his family built their homestead in what is now Oella MD which is right across the Patapsco River from my town of Ellicott City MD.

It's a few mile stroll on an uphill path to reach the Banneker Historical Park - a hike I've made many times just for the enjoyment of the history and the walk.
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