1995-S 50C Basketball MS70

CERTIFICATION#: 71647408
PCGS#: 9708

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Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: The 1995-S Basketball Uncirculated Half Dollar was issued to commemorate the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Basketball games.

Obverse: The obverse of the coin depicts three young basketball players competing in the Olympic Games. The obverse of the coin features the inscriptions, LIBERTY, XXVI 1995 OLYMPIAD, and IN GOD WE TRUST.   Reverse: The reverse of the coin displays an outer ring with the inscriptions, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and HALF DOLLAR. Towards the middle of the design it features the Olympics logo and the inscriptions, 100, Atlanta and E PLURIBUS UNUM.   Issue Price: The Mint initially offered the coins at a pre-sale price of $10.50 each. After the pre-sale, the coins regular price was $11.50 each.    Overview: In 1995 the Mint offered three different Commemorative Halves. It offered the Civil War, Basketball and Baseball Half Dollars. It also offered a Special Olympics Dollar. Finally, it also offered a $5 Civil War, Torch Runner, Stadium, and Flag. All different designs and denominations were struck in both Mint State and Proof format.   Public Law: The 1995-S Basketball Proof Half Dollar was struck under Public Law: 102-390

Diameter: 30.60 millimeters Designer: Clint Hansen/T. James Ferrell Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 171,001 Weight: 11.34 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center

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