The 200th anniversary of Congress operating under the U.S. Constitution saw the production of a silver proof dollar.
The 1989 Congress Bicentennial silver dollar was designed by William Woodward. Models were prepared by Chester Y. Martin of the Mint staff. Depicted on the obverse was a view from the pedestal level, looking upward, of Thomas Crawford's Statue of Freedom (original name: Armed Liberty) on the U.S. Capitol dome, with clouds and rays in the background.
The reverse of the design depicted the ceremonial mace of the House of Representatives, consisting of an eagle perched on a globe mounted on the top of a fasces. The mace is displayed in the chamber of the House of Representatives in the Capitol when the House is in session.
The coin is housed in a plastic capsule.
The 1989 Olympic Silver Proof Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint. The coin is housed in a plastic capsule. This coin is proof quality, which means it meets the finest standards in the industry for both beauty and craftsmanship, carefully designed to represent the best possible versions of the original model.
Diameter – 38.1mm; Composition – 90% silver (0.76 troy ounce), 10% copper; Weight – 26.73g