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What president is on 50 cent piece?

What president is on 50 cent piece?

At that time, Benjamin Franklin—the famous philosopher, inventor, and revolutionary—was featured on the half dollar coin. On November 27, 1963, Eva Adams, Director of the Mint, telephoned engravers to begin designing a new half dollar coin featuring President Kennedy. Reverse or tails side of Kennedy Half Dollar.

Are there any 1964 Peace dollars?

In 1965 the US Mint melted 316,076 silver Peace dollar coins that never reached circulation. These coins were the early batches of an initiative intended to coin 45 million silver dollars. The story of “the coins that never were” began with one man in Nevada.

Do banks still have half dollars?

As a result of its decreasing usage, many pre-2002 half dollars remain in Federal Reserve vaults, prompting the change in production. Presently, collector half dollars can be ordered directly from the U.S. Mint, and pre-2002 circulation half dollars may be ordered through most American banks and credit unions.

Who is on the obverse of a half dollar?

Since 2002, half dollars have been minted each year as part of annual coin sets and other numismatic products but not released into circulation. Other Circulating Coins: Obverse (heads): Shows a profile of President John F. Kennedy based on a portrait prepared for his presidential medal.

What does the reverse of a half dollar mean?

Reverse (tails): Depicts the Presidential Seal. It consists of a heraldic eagle with a shield holding an olive branch and a bundle of 13 arrows. The olive branch symbolizes peace and the arrows symbolize war. A ring of 50 stars to represent the states surrounds the design.

When was the last US half dollar made?

The designs from 1794 to 1947 showed a woman symbolizing liberty on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse. 1947 was the last year that Liberty appeared on a U.S. circulating coin. From 1916 to 1947, the Mint produced the “Walking Liberty” half dollar designed by Adolph A. Weinman.

What was the composition of a half dollar in 1965?

Half dollars made from 1965 through 1970 are composed of two outer layers containing 80% silver and 20% copper with an inner core of 20.9% silver and 79.1% copper (net composition: 40% silver and 60% copper).