Until the 1982 George Washington silver half dollar proof took the collecting world by storm, there hadn't been a U.S. Mint commemorative coin with unique obverse and reverse designs issued since 1954. It was the first in an entire generation! The 250th anniversary of Washington's birth was deemed an occasion too important to pass up. The obverse displays Washington in military uniform astride his horse. On the reverse is his famous Mount Vernon home, which he left to lead the fight for American independence. Proof coins are the highest form of minting, with images double-struck for a sharp relief effect, frosted for distinctive elegance with contrasting mirror backgrounds.
30.6mm, 90% silver
Please note that our modern commemoratives are not always available in the original mint packaging.
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Excellent addition to my collection