2016-S Half Dollar National Park NGC PF70UCAM FDI Jones Signed

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Perfect Proof National Parks Half Dollar Struck at the San Francisco Mint, Signed by Elizabeth Jones and First Day of Issue

This 2016 National Parks Clad Proof Half Dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint. The obverse features a hiker discovering the majesty of the wilderness and a small child discovering a frog hiding in ferns, celebrating the diversity and breadth of the National Park Service. The reverse shows the National Park Service logo.

The coin grades perfect Proof-70 (PF70) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and is encapsulated in a holder signed by the 11th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, Elizabeth Jones. Since 1792, there have ONLY been 12 official and prominent Chief Engravers of the U.S. Mint. This prestigious position is highly important, as the Chief Engraver oversees the production of all coinage for circulation and for collectors. Jones was the Chief Engraver from 1981 to 1990. She holds two distinctions: she is the only female Chief Engraver to ever hold the position, and she was the last Chief Engraver appointed by the President of the United States. In her case, Ronald Reagan appointed her in 1981. As a testament to this achievement, each NGC coin label prominently features her hand-signed signature.

Each coin is also designated as a First Day of Issue. Coins are eligible for First Day Issue designation when the invoice date is the same as the day the coins were released. Collectors seek out FDI coins for two main reasons: they are considered fresh, well-struck coins that were produced with new dies, and also because the population of FDI coins is a very small fraction of the total mintage of any coin. The First Day of Issue for the National Park Service Commemoratives was March 24, 2016. This is the first time we have ever done FDI with a commemorative series.

Don't miss this special commemorative Proof!

Year of Issue 2016
Country United States
Composition Copper-Nickel - CuNi
Condition Graded
Grade PF70UCAM
Pedigree First Day Of Issue, Jones Signed
Denomination 0.50
Currency Type Dollar
Mint Name San Francisco - S, U.S. Mint
Dimensions 30.6mm