|Value||1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)|
|Composition||Copper-nickel clad copper|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
200th Anniversary of the Congress
A close up of the bust of Thomas Crawford’s Statue of Freedom, which is found at the peak of the Capital Dome.
BICENTENNIAL OF THE CONGRESS
IN GOD WE TRUST
Engraver: Patricia Lewis Verani
A full view of the Capitol Building accentuated with seven stars above and three stars to each side below.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
Engravers: William Woodward, Edgar Z.Steever
The 1989 Congress Bicentennial Half Dollar was issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the operation of Congress under the U.S. Constitution. This was one of three coins issued under the program, which also included a silver dollar and $5 gold coin. Surcharges from the sale of coins went to the Capitol Preservation Fund.
The 1989 Congress Half Dollar was offered in both proof and uncirculated versions. The proof coins were produced at the San Francisco Mint and the uncirculated coins were produced at the Denver Mint. The coins were sold individually or as part of sets including two, three, or six coins. The coins were initially sold at a pre-issue discount price before regular pricing came into effect.
1989-D Uncirculated Congress Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $5.00
Regular Price: $6.00
Final Mintage: 163,753
1989-S Proof Congress Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $7.00
Regular Price: $8.00
Final Mintage: 767,897
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