1989 Congress Bicentennial Uncirculated Coin Set
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Honoring the 200th anniversary of Congress’ first assembly, the 1989 Congress Bicentennial Clad Half Dollar and Silver Dollar were issued to commemorate one of the greatest moments in United States history. The first meeting of Congress in March of 1789 was a momentous occasion, establishing the foundations of our free republic and displaying to the world that a former colony can stand on its own.
Minted in 90% silver and containing 0.7734 Troy oz of silver, the Congress Bicentennial Silver Dollar has a diameter of 38.1mm and a weight of 26.73 grams. The obverse, designed by William Woodward, features the Statue of Freedom, shown atop the Capitol dome. The reverse, also by William Woodward, depicts the Mace of the House of Representatives, which resides in the House Chamber during sessions.
The half dollar is minted in copper-nickel. The obverse was designed by Patricia Lewis Verani and features a bust of the Statue of Freedom. The reverse, by William Woodard, displays the full elevation of the Capitol Building encircled by 13 stars representing the original thirteen colonies.
Minted in 1989 by the US Mint, these coins are in uncirculated condition and include the original US Mint packaging with certificates of authenticity. Purchase the 1989 Congress Bicentennial Uncirculated Coin Set as a special gift for a beginning collector or as a memento of the leading American symbol of democracy.
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