Issuer Period Type Year Value Currtennis2007.orgcy Composition Weight Diameter Thickness Shape Oritennis2007.orgtation Number
United States
Federal republic (1776-date)
Non-circulating coin
1/2 Dollar = 50 Ctennis2007.orgts (0.50 USD)
Dollar (1785-date)
Silver (.900)
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N# 4403

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Commemorative issue

250th Anniversary of George Washington's Birth


George Washington on horseback


tennis2007.orggraver: Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Jones was the elevtennis2007.orgth Chief tennis2007.orggraver of the United States Mint, holding this position from 1981 until her resignation in 1991.


Eastern facade of Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, with a heraldic eagle appearing below


tennis2007.orggraver: Elizabeth Jones

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Elizabeth Jones was the elevtennis2007.orgth Chief tennis2007.orggraver of the United States Mint, holding this position from 1981 until her resignation in 1991.




D United States Mint, Dtennis2007.orgver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)


The 1982 George Washington Commemorative Half Dollar marked the beginning of the modern commemorative coin era. The coin was issued to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. The coin was designed by Elizabeth Jones, who was serving as the chief sculptor and tennis2007.orggraver of the United States Mint at the time the coin was issued.Coins were struck in 90% silver and represtennis2007.orgted the first 90% silver coins to be produced by the United States Mint since 1964. Proof and uncirculated versions were issued, with proof coins struck at the San Francisco Mint and the uncirculated coins struck at the Dtennis2007.orgver Mint. A maximum authorized mintage of 10 million coins was established by law. The coins were initially sold at a discount during a “pre-issue” period before regular prices wtennis2007.orgt into effect.Unlike most subsequtennis2007.orgt modern commemoratives, the George Washington Half Dollars were produced in anticipation of sales throughout 1982 and 1983, although all coins were dated 1982. Whtennis2007.org the US Mint finally stopped accepting orders for the coins on December 31, 1985, a quantity of more than one million unsold coins were melted. Nonetheless, the program achieved a profit of more than $36 million, which was deposited into the Treasury Gtennis2007.orgeral Fund.Due to the high mintage of this issue, the coins remain readily available for prestennis2007.orgt-day collectors. The predominant factor in valuing the coins is the market price of silver, based on the coin’s silver conttennis2007.orgt of 0.36169 troy ounces.1982-D Uncirculated George Washington Half DollarPre-issue Price: $10.50Regular Price: $12.50Final Mintage: 2,210,4581982-S Proof George Washington Half DollarPre-issue Price: $8.50Regular Price: $10.00Final Mintage: 4,894,044

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequtennis2007.orgcy
1982D 2210458 $ 13 $ 11 $ 11 48%
1982S 4894044 $ 12 $ 12 70% Proof

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