1989 Proof Congressional Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Set

Item Number: 76117
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 1/2 inch (38.1mm) Round
Material: Various Proof
Price: $25.99

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coin packaging1989 Proof Congressional Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Set

This special commemorative 1989 Proof Congressional Bicentennial Silver Dollar and Half Dollar Set honors a defining moment in American history—the Congressional Bicentennial that marks 200 years of the republican form of representative democracy in the United States. In 1789 the House of Representatives and the Senate became the governing bodies of the United States government, helping to shape American history ever since.

The obverse of the beautiful proof dollar features the Statue of Freedom that towers atop the Capitol dome. The reverse shows the Mace of the House of Representatives, which resides in the House Chamber whenever the House is in session. The mace’s staff is topped by an eagle astride a globe.

A detailed bust of the Statue of Freedom is featured on the obverse of the half dollar. The reverse offers a full view of the Capitol Building, accented by a wreath of thirteen stars. The Silver Dollar was minted at the US Mint, San Francisco, struck from 90% silver. The Half Dollar also struck at the San Francisco mint and minted in copper-nickel clad. The set is presented in its original US Mint packaging, complete with Certificate of Authenticity.

Both coins were produced at the San Francisco Mint. The Dollar in 90% silver and the half Dollar in copper-nickel clad.