Coin Challenge Answers - Clock
Are you sure you are ready to check to see if you know which coin includes an analog clock with the
hands at the 12 and 3 positions?
Do you recognize the clock tower from Independence Hall? Let's take a look at the full picture:
This is the Kennedy Half Dollar produced and distributed by the US Mint in 1975 and 1976 to
recognize our nation's bicentennial.
Three coins, the Eisenhower dollar, the Kennedy half dollar and the Washington quarter had special
reverse designs during those two years. The Mint held contests for the designs, and Seth G. Huntington won for the
half dollar with his portrayal of Independence Hall shown above.
His initials, SGH, can be seen to the right of the building's lower corner and below "UNUM" on
the bicentennial half dollar reverse.
The obverse of the bicentennial half dollar kept the Kennedy left-facing portrait, but the date
shows the 200 years, 1776-1976.
This bicentennial coin along with the bicentennial dollar and quarter were distributed as
circulating coins, in proof sets and in mint sets. They were also produced of 40% silver for special
silver bicentennial proof sets and silver bicentennial mint sets.
In our book, Days of Our Coins, the Kennedy bicentennial half
dollar coin is featured on July 15 (obverse) and October 6 (reverse).