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."
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 eighth is the MS70 1991-1995-P "World War II".
"The 1991-1995 World War II Half Dollar was minted and issued in 1993 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War II. The commemorative coin program included three different coins, a clad half dollar, silver dollar, and $5 gold coin."
PCGS graded 1,924 1991-1995-P "World War II", with 172 as MS70. 197,072 1991-1995-P "World War II" were minted in Philadelphia.
I bought this coin in 2014 for $142.00 and today's price is around $125.00. The issue price was $9.00.
The obverse depicts the faces of a solider, sailor, and airman looking upwards. A B-17 bomber flies overhead and a “V” for victory is in the background.
It was designed by George Klauba.
The reverse depicts a battle scene from the Pacific Islands.
It was designed by Bill J. Leftwich.
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