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2008-S Bald Eagle Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof Coin in its Original Government Packaging

2008-S Bald Eagle Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof Coin OGP
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Why order this 2008-S Commemorative Bald Eagle Clad Half Dollar Proof?

Patriotic Americans are sure to love this commemorative clad Bald Eagle proof from 2008. The coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint, which is represented by its "S" mint mark, to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act. The act was aimed at the legal and environmental protection of several species that were nearing extinction, including America's national symbol, the bald eagle.

  • This piece is $.50 legal tender in the United States.
  • This coin comes from a mintage of 220,577 pieces.
  • This coin bears the San Francisco Mint's "S" mint mark.
  • This coin was issued to mark the 35th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act.
  • A surcharge from the initial sales of the coin went to the American Eagle Foundation of Tennessee, which helps to support the bird.
  • The coin's reverse design features the most famous eagle in American history, Challenger.

Striking Baby Eagles Design by Susan Gamble

Obverse: The coin's obverse was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Joseph Menna. It consists of two eaglets and an egg. "LIBERTY" and "2008" are inscribed along the rim, while the national motto, "IN GOD WE TRUST," is also included on this face.

Reverse: Charles Vickers sculpted Donna Weaver's reverse design. It consists of an adult eagle, Challenger, against a waving American flag backdrop. Challenger was the first Bald Eagle to be trained to free-fly into major sporting events during the national anthem. The bird's name, "CHALLENGER," is inscribed along the rim, as are the coin's face value, "HALF DOLLAR," and the second statutory motto, "E PLURIBUS UNUM." The name of the issuing country, "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," is inscribed in the lower right.

Add this Commemorative 2008-S Bald Eagle Clad Half Dollar Proof to your collection today.

This 2008-S Bald Eagle Commemorative Clad Half Dollar Proof Coin OGP is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:2008
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:Uncertified
Packaging:Original Government Packaging
Diameter:30.6 mm
Thickness:2.1 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Obverse Design:Two baby eagles
Reverse Design:Eagle facing right
Reverse Designer/Engraver:Donna Weaver and Charles Vickers
Obverse Designer/Engraver:Susan Gamble and Joseph Menna
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