Breast Cancer Awareness Clad Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Coin Information

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Recipient Organization: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The price of each clad half dollar coin includes a surcharge of $5, which the law authorizes to be paid to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the purpose of furthering breast cancer research funded by the Foundation.

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

The obverse (heads side) design features two women. The older woman has her hands on her chest and a relieved expression on her face. The younger woman, with a scarf on her head, holds one hand over her chest and the other raised in a fist as if she is ready to fight. A butterfly flies above the two women.

The reverse (tails side) design depicts a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly in flight, a symbol of hope.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • 2018
  • IN GOD WE TRUST

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • HALF DOLLAR
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 8.33% Nickel, Balance Copper
Diameter: 1.205 inches
Weight: 11.340 grams
Mintage Limit: 750,000 across all clad product options

Artist Information

Obverse Reverse Content last reviewed October 23, 2017

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