This week's featured coin is an American half dollar commemorative celebrating the centennial of the Statue of Liberty.
The statue is located on Liberty Island in New York City and welcomes travelers entering the U.S. by ship. The formal name of the statue is "Liberty Enlightening the World", and was presented to the United States by the people of France in 1886. It has since become a major symbol of liberty and democracy.
The obverse of the coin features an image of the Statue of Liberty greeting ships coming into New York Harbor, and the reverse shows an image of immigrants arriving in America. The obverse designer is Edgar Z. Steever, and the reverse designer is Sherl Joseph Winter.
928,008 coins were minted in Denver and 6,925,627 in San Francisco, with a value of $5.50 in MS65 condition.
KM# - 212
Coinage Type - Commemorative Coinage (1982-Present)
Mint - U.S. Mint
Composition - Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Weight - 11.34 g