The Merrick Mint is known for taking genuine United States legal tender and applying them with remarkable overlays. Using proprietary techniques, this approach allows you to experience and appreciate US Currency like you never have before. The latest product available is a JFK Bicentennial coin with gold plating and hologram visuals. Right now, 1976 Bicentennial Prism Hologram JFK Half Dollars are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins arrive in acrylic capsules with a double-sided Certificate of Authenticity!
- Brand-new hologram version of the Bicentennial Half Dollar!
- Stunning 24-karat gold plated visuals!
- Issued a face value of $.50 (USD) from the United States government.
- The obverse shows the original JFK Half Dollar portrait.
- On the reverse side is Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, PA.
When the United States announced there would be a bicentennial release of the quarter, dollar, and half dollar coins back in the early 1970s, there was much chatter and excitement. Not only would these iconic coins be a great way to celebrate the bicentennial, but they would also receive brand-new reverse designs in honor of the anniversary. The Treasury decided to hold a competition open to all citizens of the United States. Overall, there were 884 participants, which was eventually narrowed down to 12 semi-finalists. For the celebrated JFK Half Dollar design, the winner was Seth G. Huntington.
A portrait of President Kennedy is shown on the obverse side of 1976 Bicentennial JFK Half Dollars. This effigy was created by US Mint Chief Engraver Gilroy Roberts, who drew inspiration from his own presidential inauguration medal design. The words Liberty and In God We Trust are inscribed, as well as the commemorative dates 1776-1976.
Independence Hall is shown on the reverse side of 1976 Hologram JFK Half Dollars. This landmark site is where the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776. It is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also in the design there are 13 stars, which represent the original colonies. Reverse inscriptions read United States of America, E Pluribus Unum, Independence Hall, 200 Years of Freedom, Half Dollar.
All 1976 JFK Half Dollars in this listing will arrive housed in acrylic capsules with a double-sided Certificate of Authenticity. These coins are genuine US legal tender that have received beautiful enhancements from the Merrick Mint. They would make for a great gift for anyone with an appreciation for US coins and history.
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