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Who appears on the 1776-1976 commemorative half dollar?

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President John F. Kennedy appears on the 1976 commemorative half dollar. The coin shows the profile of Kennedy's face and neck, with the word "Liberty" above it. Collectors typically refer to this coin as the 1976 Kennedy Half Dollar.

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Artist Seth G. Huntington designed and engraved the 1976 Kennedy Half Dollar. The reverse side of the coin shows the image of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the site of the signing of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The words "200 Years of Freedom" are written beside the image of Independence Hall in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the United States.

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