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Congress Bicentennial

(1989) Congress Bicentennial

The Bicentennial of the Congress was commemorated on three coins. The obverse of the half dollar was designed by sculptor Patricia L. Verani and features a detailed bust of the Statue of Freedom. The reverse, designed by William Woodward, offers a full view of the Capitol Building accented by a wreath of stars. The clad composition is approximately 92% copper, 8% nickel.
Designed by muralist William Woodward, the obverse of the dollar features the Statue of Freedom that towers atop the Capitol dome. The reverse shows the Mace of the House of Representatives, which resides in the House Chamber whenever the House is in session. The mace’s staff is topped by an eagle astride a globe. A scarce variety of the 1989-D dollar shows the dies aligned the same way, rather than the normal “coin turn” of 180 degrees.

(1989) Congress Bicentennial
(1989) Congress Bicentennial

(1989) Congress Bicentennial

The Bicentennial of the Congress was commemorated on three coins. The obverse of the half dollar was designed by sculptor Patricia L. Verani and features a detailed bust of the Statue of Freedom. The reverse, designed by William Woodward, offers a full view of the Capitol Building accented by a wreath of stars. The clad composition is approximately 92% copper, 8% nickel.

Designed by muralist William Woodward, the obverse of the dollar features the Statue of Freedom that towers atop the Capitol dome. The reverse shows the Mace of the House of Representatives, which resides in the House Chamber whenever the House is in session. The mace’s staff is topped by an eagle astride a globe. A scarce variety of the 1989-D dollar shows the dies aligned the same way, rather than the normal “coin turn” of 180 degrees.

Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • MS-67 Superb Gem Uncirculated. Superb Gem Uncirculated.
  • PF-67 Superb Gem Proof. Superb Gem Proof.
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