National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar Clad Coin

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

The U.S. Mint released the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Half Dollar Clad Coin in 2016 to commemorate the centennial of the National Park Service. The coin is part of the National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program. The program includes a $5 gold coin, $1 silver coin, and half dollar clad coin with different obverse and reverse designs.

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Recipient Organization: National Park Foundation

Prices for the coins include surcharges of $35 for each gold coin, $10 for each silver coin and $5 for each half dollar clad coin. The law authorizes the surcharges to be paid to the National Park Foundation for projects that help preserve and protect resources under the stewardship of the NPS and promote public enjoyment and appreciation of these resources.

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 clad obverse (heads) design features a hiker discovering the majesty of the wilderness and a small child discovering a frog hiding in ferns, celebrating the diversity and breadth of the National Park Service.

The clad reverse (tails) features the NPS logo.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1916
  • 2016

Reverse Inscriptions

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

Mint and Mint Mark

Specifications

Composition: 8.33 percent nickel, balance copper
Diameter: 1.205 inches (± 0.002), 30.61 mm (± 0.05)
Weight: 11.34 grams
Mintage Limit: 750,000 across all clad product options

Artist Information

Obverse
  • Sculptor: Michael Gaudioso, Medallic Artist
  • Designer: Barbara Fox, Artistic Infusion Program
Reverse
  • Sculptor: Charles L. Vickers
  • Designer: Thomas Hipschen, Artistic Infusion Program

Related Information

Content last reviewed February 25, 2021