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 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. The coin was authorized by Pub.L. 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.