Throughout its more than 225-year history, the United States Mint has produced a wide range of circulation, bullion, and commemorative coins. Starting in 1848, the US Mint began to issue commemorative coins. Over the next century, production was varied from one year to the next. As of 1982, the US Mint has issued modern commemorative coins with varying designs and greater regularity. Now, 90% Silver Commemorative Half Dollars are available to you for purchase online from Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside protective plastic flips!
- Common dates range from 1982 to present!
- Arrives in varied conditions!
- Consists of .36170 Troy ounces of actual silver content.
- Issued face values of $.50 (USD) by the United States.
- The obverse and reverse designs vary by issue.
- Please bear in mind that you may get coins with the same dates, designs, and conditions.
The first commemorative coin the United States Mint ever issued was a Gold $10 Liberty Head Eagle. This coin had a commemorative CAL engraving on it that noted the influx of gold to the US Treasury from the California Gold Rush. In the 1890s, annual commemorative production ramped up.
By the 1950s, however, the American public had grown bored with US Mint Commemorative Coins. The general consensus was that the US Mint was issuing too many designs with too much volume for the coins to feel rare, special, and/or unique. President Dwight D. Eisenhower ended commemorative coinage in the US. It wasn’t until 1982 that the US Mint resumed commemorative coining.
The obverse and reverse designs of these Silver Half Dollar US Mint Commemorative Coins include varying designs. The US Mint has honored many important dates, historic moments, political figures, and influential Americans on its commemorative coinage over the years.
These Silver Commemorative Half Dollars are offered in plastic flips and come in varied conditions. We are not able to guarantee a specific date, design, or condition in advance. All coins will be chosen at random to fulfill your order after your payment has cleared. If you buy several coins, please bear in mind it is possible to get coins with matching dates, designs, and conditions.
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