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What is on the back of a US half dollar?
April 01, 2010 12:22AM
Several different reverses are depicted on the half dollar
- Flowing Hair, Draped Bust, Capped Bust and Seated Liberty (up to 1891) display a heraldic eagle
- The Barber half (1892-1916) displays a heraldic eagle, but a different design from the preceding.
- The Walking Liberty half (1916-47) displays a perched eagle.
- The Franklin Half (1948-63) displays the Liberty Bell.
- The Kennedy Half (1964-present) has the Presidential Seal and in 1975 and 1976 Independence Hall was on the reverse of the Bicentennial half dollar.