Silver 50 Cent George Washington Anniversary By Andrew Gallop’s Silver Coin Club
The George Washington Anniversary coin is the very first modern issue commemorative coin.
Struck in 90% pure silver.
The 1982 George Washington Half Dollar is a remarkable coin that lays claim to several firsts. In honoring our first president, this half dollar was the very first coin minted under the Modern Commemorative Coin Program, and celebrates the 250th anniversary of his birth. The obverse of the coin portrays George Washington dressed in full general’s regalia, seated with reins in hand on his gallant steed, Nelson. The front also shows the date “1982”, along with the inscriptions ‘George Washington’, ‘Liberty’, and ’250th Anniversary of Birth’. The reverse depicts George Washington’s beloved home at Mount Vernon, and bears the inscriptions “United States Of America” and “In God We Trust”. The American Eagle Crest appears just above the denomination of the coin, “Half Dollar”. This coin was designed and engraved by Elizabeth Jones, and bears the initials ‘EJ’ just above the saddle. At the time this coin was issued, she served as the chief sculptor and engraver at the United States Mint and is the first woman to ever hold that prestigious position. Laying claim to yet another first, this coin represents the first 90% silver coin to be produced by the United States Mint since 1964.
Proof and uncirculated versions were issued, with proof coins struck being struck exclusively at the San Francisco Mint. Proof coins are created with highly polished dies, and produced under rigorous and exacting minting procedures. These proof coins have an ultra-shiny mirror finish, while the images are depicted using a delicate frosting, making these coins very visually appealing.
The 1982 George Washington commemorative coins only remained available for sale from the US Mint until December 31, 1985, making this coin a very difficult acquisition even under the best of circumstances, let alone receiving one in perfect Proof 70 condition.
Obviously, this is a must-have coin! Don’t delay. Supplies are limited.
Coin Specifications:It has a Weight: 12.5000 g, and its composition is: 90% Silver (0.3617 ounces of silver), with a diameter of: 30.6 mm.
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