Bald Eagle Commemorative Clad Half-Dollar Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

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Recipient Organization: American Eagle Foundation of Tennessee

Surcharges from the program are authorized to be paid to the American Eagle Foundation of Tennessee for the purposes of continuing its work to save and protect Bald Eagles nationally.

Commemorative Coin Surcharges

Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.

Characteristics

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 2008

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • HALF DOLLAR
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • CHALLENGER

Specifications

Weight: 11.340 grams (± 0.454)

Diameter: 1.205 inches (± 0.002 inches)

Composition: 8.33% nickel, balance copper

Mintage Limit: 750,000 (across all product options)

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Sculptor: Joseph Menna, Sculptor-Engraver
  • Designer: Susan Gamble
Reverse
  • Sculptor: Charles L. Vickers
  • Designer: Donna Weaver, Artistic Infusion Program

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Content last reviewed June 1, 2016

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