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Bicentennial coin designs appeared on U.S. circulating quarters, half-dollars, and dollar coins in made in 1975 and 1976 to commemorate our nation’s Bicentennial. Hundreds of millions of Bicentennial coins were struck — both in the regular copper-nickel clad composition for circulation and in a 40% silver clad composition for collectors. They remain one of the most popular coins in circulation today. There were also Bicentennial gold & silver coins made in other years to commemorate other historical dates. (Any time we mention a U.S. Bicentennial coin in an article, you’ll find it here.)