Mount Rushmore Golden Anniversary Half Dollar
Released on February 15, 1991, this commemorative coin honors the 50th Anniversary of Mount Rushmore. It was unveiled at a ceremony held at Ford’s Theatre in South Dakota.
Recipient Organization: Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society of Black HillsFifty percent of the surcharges collected from coin sales were to be distributed to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial Society of Black Hills to assist in their efforts to improve, enlarge, and renovate the Mount Rushmore National memorial. The remaining fifty percent of the proceeds from the coin sale surcharges were to be returned to the Federal Treasury for the purposes of reducing the national debt.
Commemorative Coin SurchargesCommemorative 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.
CharacteristicsThe obverse design on the coin features Mount Rushmore and a sunburst.
The reverse features the classic design of the American Buffalo.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- MOUNT RUSHMORE
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- GOLDEN ANNIVERSARTY
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- HALF DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Marcel Jovine
- Designer: T. James Ferrell