Interesting Facts about the U.S. Mint's Original Commemorative Half Dollar Series:
-- The first U.S. commemorative coin wasn't authorized until 1892, exactly 100 years after the opening of the U.S. Mint.
-- Virtually every half dollar commemorative features a unique obverse and reverse design, including some of the most admired in U.S. minting history. Some of America's finest artists and sculptors designed these coins.
-- Most of these half dollar commemoratives were struck in very limited mintages and for one year only.
Please note that our modern commemoratives are not always available in the original mint packaging.