½ Dollar Statue of Liberty

½ Dollar (Statue of Liberty) -  obverse½ Dollar (Statue of Liberty) -  reverse

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Features

Country United States
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1986
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 212
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Statue of Liberty

Obverse

A ship of immigrants entering New York Harbor with a skyline (circa 1913), and an image of the Statue of Liberty in the foreground with a rising sun in the background

Lettering:
LIBERTY IN GOD WE TRUST
1986

Engraver: Edgar Z. Steever

Reverse

A family of immigrants witnessing a view of America from a pier or wharf at Ellis Island

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS
E PLURIBUS UNUM
HALF DOLLARั

Translation:
United States of America
A Nation of Immigrants
Out of Many, One
Half Dollar

Engraver: Sherl Joseph Winter

Sherl Joseph Winter is a professional sculptor-engraver who has worked with several private Mints in the design and execution of over 300 medals. He worked for sixteen years as a sculptor-engraver at the United States Mint at Philadelphia, where he was appointed Acting Chief-Engraver upon the retirement of Frank Gasparro.

Edge

Reeded

Mints

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

Comments

The 1986 Statue of Liberty Half Dollar was one of three commemorative coins issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. The other two coins included a silver dollar and $5 gold piece. Notably, the half dollar was the first commemorative coin for this denomination struck in the copper-nickel clad composition.

The half-dollar coins were sold individually or in two coin Sets including the silver dollar, three-coin Sets including the silver dollar and $5 gold coin, or six-coin sets, including proof and uncirculated versions of each coin.

Since the coins did not contain precious metals content, the pricing was the lowest for the program at $5 or $6.50 for uncirculated and proof versions during a “pre-issue” period. The regular pricing was $6 or $7.50. The total mintage exceeded 7 million pieces.


1986-D Uncirculated Statue of Liberty Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $5.00
Regular Price: $6.00
Final Mintage: 928,008

1986-S Proof Statue of Liberty Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $6.50
Regular Price: $7.50
Final Mintage: 6,925,627

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1986 D 928,008 6.73 5.59 29%
1986 S 6,925,627 6.04 5.59 83% Proof

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