1982 50 Cent Washington Proof BU-2 Piece Set

1982 50 Cent Washington Proof BU-2 Piece Set
1982 50 Cent Washington Proof BU-2 Piece Set 1982 50 Cent Washington Proof BU-2 Piece Set
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The U.S. Mint's first and only modern commemorative half-dollar in 90% silver!

Back in 1982, the U.S. Mint hadn't produced a commemorative half dollar for nearly three decades. So, in celebration of George Washington's 250th birthday, it decided to revive the tradition - striking 90% silver halves in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) and Proof condition. These milestone Washington coins represented the first-ever modern U.S. commemoratives, and they were the only modern commemorative silver half-dollars.

30 years later, you can still get both - for 31% less than you might pay for each coin elsewhere! And, if that already sounds like a bargain, just consider the fact that vintage silver commemorative half-dollars in proof condition can command astronomical sums, like the rare PR66 1892 Columbian Half-Dollar that sold earlier this year for $12,650!

Will these two 1982 George Washington Commemorative Silver Half-Dollars ever match that number? We'll have to wait another hundred years or so to see. But, that doesn't mean you can't snap up these coveted silver firsts today, while they're still affordable! No collection of modern U.S. coins can be complete without these first-ever Silver Half-Dollars.

Year of Issue 1982
Country United States
Composition Silver
A specially made coin distinguished by sharpness of detail and usually with a mirror-like surface. Proof refers to the method of manufacture and is not a condition. Proof coins are struck on specially-made planchets using polished dies. Proof coins are minted primarily for collectors and are not released for general circulation.
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coins are freshly minted coins that have seen absolutely no general circulation. These coins are either produced specifically for collectors or have been gathered and preserved immediately after production. These coins have tremendous mint luster that give distinct definition to every detail along with luminescent fields.
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name
San Francisco - S
Established in 1853 to strike coins from California’s newly-discovered vast reserves of gold, the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint is famous for the quality, lustrous Morgan Silver Dollars produced at "The Granite Lady" from 1878 to 1921. After moving to a new building in 1937, coin production at the San Francisco mint shut down in 1955. A shortage caused regular coin production to resume in 1965. While the mintage of circulating coins ceased in 1981, proof coins and commemoratives are still struck at the San Francisco Mint today.
Coin Weight 12.5 Grams - g
Dimensions 30.6mm
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