The Bicentennial — the 200th birthday of the United States — was celebrated in 1976 with special commemorative designs on the quarter, half-dollar, and dollar coin.
While worn bicentennial coins are worth only face value, they can still be fun to find in circulation.
Here are some Bicentennial coin fun facts:
- Bicentennial coins are dual-dated 1776-1976.
- Bicentennial coins were made during 1975 and 1976.
- There are no United States quarters, half-dollars, or dollar coins dated 1975.
- Well over 2 billion Bicentennial coins were made for circulation, including all 1776-1976 dated quarters, half-dollars, and dollar coins.
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