In 1975, the United States announced that the US Mint would celebrate the nation’s bicentennial with the release of new designs on its three largest coin denominations. Known as the Bicentennial coinage, this series brought commemorative reverse designs to the Eisenhower Dollar, Kennedy Half Dollar, and the Washington Quarter. Today, 1976 Bicentennial Black Ruthenium Colorized Coin Sets are available to you online at Silver.com.
Coin Set Highlights:
- Available to you inside of protective capsules with individual display stands and a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Reverse fields have beautiful colorization applied!
- Both sides have a Black Ruthenium application!
- Includes three coins in total!
- Consists of a cupro-nickel alloy.
- The individual face values in US dollars are fully backed by the US government.
- On the obverse side are portraits of American presidents.
- The reverse field depicts various commemorative designs for the 200th anniversary of America’s founding.
The Bicentennial coinage from the United States Mint included cupro-nickel circulation coins and special proof coins with 40% silver content. All of the coins continued with the use of the presidential portraits on the obverse, while the reverse of each coin gained a new, temporary design honoring the United States Bicentennial. The coins in this set are legal tender, cupro-nickel versions from the Bicentennial issue.
All of the 1976 Bicentennial Black Ruthenium Colorized Coin Sets available here come with an Eisenhower Dollar, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Washington Quarter. The coins have a layer of black ruthenium applied to both fields, with colorization on the primary design elements on the reverse of each specimen. The coins are individually packaged in protective capsules with separate display stands and a Certificate of Authenticity.
On the obverse side of the coins in the 1976 Bicentennial Black Ruthenium Colorized Coin Set is the portrait of a different President of the United States of America. The dollar coin features President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The half dollar depicts President John F. Kennedy. The quarter shows President George Washington. Each of these dignitaries is shown in left-profile relief.
The reverse face of each coin in the 1976 Bicentennial Black Ruthenium Colorized Coin Sets comes with individual designs. The Liberty Bell has been superimposed on the reverse of the dollar coin in front of the Moon. Independence Hall replaces the Presidential Seal on the reverse of the half dollar. A Continental Army drummer is found on the reverse of the quarter in place of the American bald eagle.
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