1989 Congress Bicentennial Proof Clad Half Dollar
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Honoring the 200th anniversary of Congress’ first assembly, the 1989 Congress Bicentennial Proof Clad Half Dollar was 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 copper-nickel, the coin’s 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, this coin is in like new condition and includes the original US Mint packaging with certificate of authenticity. This proof quality coin meets the highest standards in the industry for craftsmanship and was carefully produced to represent the best possible version of the original model. Purchase the 1989 Congress Bicentennial Proof Clad Half Dollar as a special gift for a beginning collector or as a memento of the leading American symbol of democracy.
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