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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar

Code : KM# 159

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The Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar was first released in 1926 to commemorate those who had traveled west on the trail during the mid 1800s. It was later minted again in 1928, from 1933-34, and finally from 1936-39. The 1933 issue of this coin was the first commemorative coin struck at the Denver Mint.

The obverse design features an old-time Conestoga wagon drawn by oxen over the brow of a hill and toward the setting sun.

The reverse features a full-length image of an Indian with headdress, blanket, and bow. His left hand is raised as if warning those of the East. In the background is a map of the United States with the Oregon Trail indicated.

Mint: Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco

Mintage:
1926 - 47 955
1926S - 83 055
1928 - 6 028
1933D - 5 008
1934D - 7 006
1936 - 10 006
1936S - 5 006
1937D - 12 008
1938 - 6 006
1938D - 6 005
1938S - 6 006
1939 - 3 004
1939D - 3 004
1939S - 3 005

Designer: Laura Gardin Fraser