1986 Statue of Liberty Half Dollar Proof
This half dollar coin commemorates the centennial of the Statue of Liberty as a gift from France to the United States. It was the first commemorative half dollar struck with a clad composition. In 1982, as the statue’s 100th anniversary approached, this beloved icon stood worn and weary. An ambitious grassroots program was launched to fund repairs so future generations could see the great “Gateway to America”. As part of the effort, the U.S. Mint issued this landmark commemorative coin. Obverse features a ship of immigrants arriving in New York harbor, greeted by the Statue of Liberty and the reverse depicts an immigrant family on the threshold of America. Bring home this inspiring piece of history, honoring one of our nation’s most cherished icons, today!