Coin Specifications

Region: US  
Denomination: 50C  
Diameter: 30.6 (mm)  

Coin Metal Composition:

Copper [90%] 10.206 (g)
Nickel [10%] 1.134 (g)
Total Mass: 11.34 (g)

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Coin Type

1989 Congress Bicentennial Half Dollar

US 1989 Commemorative Half Dollar Coin Description

US 1989 S Congress Half Dollar ( 50C ) - Obverse
OBVERSE
Obverse
US 1989 S Congress Half Dollar ( 50C ) - Reverse
REVERSE
Reverse



COIN DESCRIPTION
Coin Mass: 11.34 GRAMS    [View Coin Metal Melt Value]
Diameter: 30.6 (mm)
Mint Year: 1989
Mint Mark: S
Coin Name: Congress Half Dollar
Coin Rating:
Rated 69 out of 70 with 1 Verifications
Verified By:
Rating Value: 69
Professional Coin Grading Services (PCGS) has reviewed this item ( OFCC Coin ID:30.47 US 1989 S 50C ) and has given the item a grade of PR69DCAM with serial number of: 9633.69/29440018 | OFCC:30.47
Coin Grade:
PCGS - PR69DCAM
Grade Serial: 9633.69/29440018
OFCC Serial: 30.47
Face Value:
( US)
0.50
Attributes:
Coin Notes:
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Coin Type Description:

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COIN TYPE DESCRIPTION
Years Minted: 1989
Mint Marks: D, S
Denomination: 50C
Obverse Design: bust of the Statue of Freedom
Obverse Designer: Patricia Lewis Veran
Reverse Design: full view of the Capitol Building surrounded by a wreath of 13 stars
Reverse Designer: William Woodard, Edgar Z. Steever
In 1989, we celebrated the the Bicentennial of the United States Congress and honored the occasion with the issuance of a commemorative half dollar. It was one of three coins issued, which also included a silver dollar and $5 gold coin. Surcharges from the sale of coins went to the Capitol Preservation Fund.

The obverse was designed by Patricia Lewis Verani and features the bust of the Statue of Freedom. Flanking both sides of the bust design are the years “1789” & “1989” as well as the designer's initials “PV”. Located directly below the year “1989” is the min mark “S” for San Francisco or “D” for Denver, (note: proof coins were only minted at San Francisco and business strikes were only minted at Denver). On the upper periphery are the words “BICENTENNIAL OF THE CONGRESS”. On the lower periphery are the words “LIBERTY” and “IN GOD WE TRUST”.

The reverse was designed by William Woodard and engraved by Edgar Z. Steever. The main design features a full view of the Capitol Building surrounded by a wreath of 13 stars which represented the number of original states. On the upper periphery are the words “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. On the lower periphery are the words “HALF DOLLAR” and “E PLURIBUS UNIM”. Located in the bottom left of the design are the designer's initials “JW”. Located directly below the Capitol building to the left are the designer's initials “WW” and to the right are the engravers initials “EZS”.
Word Count: 240 -
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Rated 69 out of 70 with 1 Verifications


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50C 1989   S US
PCGS PR69DCAM
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