# 1352 - Modern Commemoratives Half Dollars - Part 10

in silvergoldstackers •  2 months ago  (edited)

Today we will continue the series "The Modern American Commemorative Half Dollars".

The info below comes mostly from: https://moderncommemoratives.com/

"The United States Modern Commemorative Coin program began in 1982. That year, the US Mint released commemorative half dollar coins to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of George Washington. Since that date, commemorative coins have been issued nearly every year to celebrate famous American people, places, events, and institutions.

Each commemorative coin program is authorized under an Act of Congress. The Act typically specifies the subject to be commemorated, the denomination of coins to be issued, and the maximum authorized mintage for each. Additionally, most commemorative coin programs include surcharges added to the cost of each coin, which will be distributed to specified beneficiary organizations or fund projects that benefit the community."

All coins weight 11.34 g with 91.67% copper, 8.33% nickel. They were issued in Brilliant Uncirculated and Proof finish.

They will be presented in the order they were minted, but only one of each design.

The tenth is the PR70 DCAM 1995-S "Civil War".

"The 1995 Civil War Battlefields Half Dollar was issued along with a $5 gold coin and silver dollar for the preservation of battlefields associated with the Civil War."

PCGS graded 3,143 1995-S "Civil War", with 92 as PR70 DCAM. 317,396 1995-S "Civil War" were minted in San Francisco.

I bought this coin in 2014 for $311.00 and today's price is around $285.00. The issue price was $11.75.

The obverse of the half dollar features a standing drummer boy designed by Don Troiani.


The reverse features a cannon against a battlefield landscape.

This was designed by US Mint engraver T. James Ferrell.


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