This coin, the first commemorative half dollar issued since 1954, commemorated the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. It was also the first 90% silver coin produced by the U.S. Mint since 1964. Designed by Elizabeth Jones, chief sculptor and engraver of the United States, the obverse features George Washington astride a horse. The reverse depicts the eastern facade of Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. The Uncirculated version was struck at Denver and the Proof at San Francisco.