George Washington 250th Anniversary half dollar

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George Washington 250th Anniversary half dollar
United states
Value.50 US Dollar
Mass12.50 g
Diameter30.6 mm
Composition90% Ag
10% Cu
Years of minting1982
DesignGeorge Washington riding a horse
DesignerElizabeth Jones
Design date1982
DesignMount Vernon with eagle
DesignerElizabeth Jones
Design date1982

The George Washington 250th Anniversary half dollar is a commemorative coin that was issued by the United States Mint in 1982 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. The coin was authorized by Pub. L.Tooltip Public Law (United States) 97–104.[1]


The George Washington 250th Anniversary half dollar was the first modern United States commemorative coin.[2] Production of traditional commemorative coins had previously ended in 1954 with the Carver-Washington half dollar.[3]

Production and sales[edit]

Public Law 97-104 authorized a total mintage of 10,000,000 coins.[4] Two varieties of the coin were produced, one with a proof finish (struck at the San Francisco Mint with the "S" mint mark) and one with an uncirculated finish (struck at the Denver Mint with the "D" mint mark). A total of 4,894,044 proof and 2,210,458 uncirculated coins were produced and sold.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Commemorative | George Washington 250th | U.S. Mint". Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  2. ^ "1982 George Washington Half Dollar". 15 April 2009. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  3. ^ "1951-1954 George Washington Carver Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". 14 October 2011. Retrieved 2019-07-11.
  4. ^ "Public Law 97-104" (PDF). Government Publishing Office.
  5. ^ "Historical Coin Sales Figures 1982 George Washington | U.S. Mint". Retrieved 2019-07-11.