Congress Bicentennial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

The Congress Bicentennial Half Dollar was released in 1989 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the U.S. Congress.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features a bust of the Statue of Freedom.

The reverse features a full view of the Capitol Building surrounded by a wreath of stars.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • BICENTENNIAL OF THE CONGRESS
  • 1789
  • 1989
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • LIBERTY

Reverse Inscriptions

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

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Sculptor: Patricia Lewis Verani
Reverse
  • Designer: William Woodard

Related Information

Content last reviewed December 21, 2016

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