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1989 S Congressional Half Dollar PF69 UC NGC Brown Label

1989 S Congressional Half Dollar PF69 UC NGC Brown Label
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  • Title: 1989 S Congressional Half Dollar PF69 UC NGC Brown Label
  • Metal: Silver

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The first U.S. Congress was established and first convened in 1789. Two hundred years later, in 1989, then-President Ronald Reagan signed a law requiring the U.S. Mint to begin producing commemorative coins to celebrate the bicentennial of that illustrious body of citizens. The 1989 Congressional Half Dollar, minted in San Francisco as a proof coin, is one of the coins that came from that legislation. It is a highly collectible coin, and especially so in the high PF69 grade Ultra Cameo version presented here.

Obverse

The front of the coin, designed by Patricia Lewis Verani, features an image from the “Statue of Liberty,” which sits atop the U.S. Capitol dome. Above this forward-facing head is the inscription ‘Bicentennial of Congress.’ To the left and right of the neck are the years 1789 and 1989. The mintmark ‘S’ is below the 1989, and the artist’s initials PV appear below the statue’s shoulder on the left of the coin. Also on the obverse are ‘In God We Trust,’ and ‘Liberty.’

Reverse

The back of the coin features the work of two collaborating artists. William Woodward designed the elevated view of the U.S. Capitol building with 13 stars displayed around it. Then, Edgar Z. Steever IV, a U.S. Mint employee, sculpted the design. Both artists’ signatures are below the Capitol building, on the left and right. Also on the reverse are the inscriptions ‘E Pluribus Unum,’ ‘United States of America,’ and the denomination of ‘Half Dollar.’

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