CoinWeek Podcast #57:  The 1982-D Washington Half Dollar & The Birth of the Modern Commemorative Coin Era

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In this episode of the CoinWeek Podcast, we take a look at the legislative history of commemorative coins in the United States after World War II and find out why the Congress, the Department of the Treasury and the President finally relented and produced new a new commemorative half dollar to honor the 250th birth of our nation’s first president in 1982.

This podcast is based on David Provost’s original article “Commemorative Coin Stories: 1982 George Washington Half Dollar”, published on CoinWeek. Read it here.


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