National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar Clad Coin
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.
Recipient Organization: National Park FoundationPrices 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 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 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.
- NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CENTENNIAL
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- HALF DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark
SpecificationsComposition: 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
- Sculptor: Michael Gaudioso, Medallic Artist
- Designer: Barbara Fox, Artistic Infusion Program
- Sculptor: Charles L. Vickers
- Designer: Thomas Hipschen, Artistic Infusion Program