½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" Bicentennial

½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (Bicentennial) -  obverse½ Dollar "Kennedy Half Dollar" (Bicentennial) -  reverse

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Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1976
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel plated copper
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 1489
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 205,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 206
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Bicentenary of the United States Declaration of Independence 1776-1976

Obverse

John Fitzgerald Kennedy facing left

Lettering:
LIBERTY
GR
IN GOD WE TRUST
D
1776 - 1976

Engraver: Gilroy Roberts

Gilroy Roberts was a sculptor, gemstone carver, and the ninth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint between 1948 and 1964. He is notable for having designed the obverse of the Kennedy Half Dollar.

Reverse

Independence Hall

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
200 E
YEARS OF PLURIBUS
FREEDOM UNUM
SGH
INDEPENDENCE HALL
HALF DOLLAR

Translation:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
200 OUT
YEARS OF OF MANY
FREEDOM ONE
SGH
INDEPENDENCE HALL
HALF DOLLAR

Engraver: Seth Huntington

Edge

Reeded (150 reeds)

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

The American Revolution began in 1776, and this coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of the U.S.' independence in 1976 (also known as the American Bicentennial), a widely celebrated event. All quarter dollars, half dollars, and dollars were struck with a special obverse for during 1975 and 1976, and were the first of America's "modern" circulating commemoratives, and are currently also the only circulating commemoratives to not to be part of a long multi-year series, then followed by the state quarters.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1976  234 308 000 0.57 0.57 1.23 1.19 1.67 2.35 1.85 64%
1976 D 287 565 248 0.52 0.63 0.59 0.95 1.19 1.39 1.90 57%
1976 S 7 059 099 1.89 4.35 11% Proof

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