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The US Half Dollar
The dime is a US coin worth 50 cents. Two half dollars equal a dollar. One half dollar can be written 50¢ or $0.50. Half dollars have been minted since 1794 (and are still in production). It is not a commonly used coin in the USA.
Half dollars are made out of an alloy (a mixture of metals) of 91.67 percent copper and 8.33 percent nickel. The coin weighs 11.340 g. The half dollar has a edge with 150 ridges (reeds). This coin is 30.61 mm (1.205 inches) in diameter and is 2.15 mm thick.
The obverse (heads) of the current US half dollar coin pictures a profile of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the USA. The Words "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" surround the portrait. The year of the coin's minting is on the bottom. Just above the date is an initial that indicates where the coin was minted (for example, P=Philadelphia, D=Denver, etc.).
The reverse (tails) of the current US half dollar coin pictures The presidential seal which is a heraldic eagle holding 13 arrows and an olive branch in its claws and a banner ("E pluribus unum" meaning "Out of many, one") in its beak. A shield with 13 stripes protects the eagle. 50 stars surround the eagle. The Words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "ONE DOLLAR" line the perimeter.
ACTIVITIES INVOLVING Coins:
Half Dollar Coloring Page Printout
Color the front and back of a half dollar in this printout.
Color US Coins
Color four US coins, front and back.
US Coins: Label Me Printout
Label the US coins and what they are worth.
US Coins Sequencing Cards
Cut out the four cards and arrange them so they show the coins (penny, nickel dime, and quarter) in order of their value.
How Much? (Dimes and Pennies)
Figure out how much money is in each group of dimes and pennies in these printouts:
Figure out how much money is in each group of mixed coins:
Match the Groups and Values of Coins: Printouts
Match each group of coins to what it's worth in these printouts:
Match Groups to Values Printout #1
Match Groups to Values Printout #2
Match Groups to Values Printout #3
Match Groups to Values Printout #4
US Coins: Matching Printouts
Match the coins to the amounts written in two different ways in these printouts:
Matching Printout #1
Matching Printout #2
Matching Printout #3
Matching Groups of US Coins: Printouts
Match the groups of coins of equal amounts in these printouts:
Matching Groups Printout #1
Matching Groups Printout #2
Matching Groups Printout #3
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