George Washington Half Dollar - The First "Modern" Commemorative!
These 90% silver proof half dollars were struck in honor of the 250th anniversary of George Washington's birth. The obverse features Washington in uniform on horseback, while the reverse features "Mount Vernon" Washington's famous home. Minted in 1982, these were the first commemoratives issued since 1954. The explosion of commemoratives in recent years can certainly be attributed to the popularity these coins enjoyed at the time of their issue.
Each Proof Silver Half Dollar comes housed in its original mint capsule with mint box and certificate of authenticity.
These commemoratives were also issued in uncirculated condition and are available for purchase.