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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Illinois Centennial half dollar

Code : KM# 143

  • General

  • Name
    Illinois Centennial half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 143
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1918
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 143
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    CENTENNIAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS | IN GOD WE TRUST | LIBERTY | 1918
  • Reverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | E PLURIBUS UNUM | STATE SOVEREIGNTY NATIONAL UNION | HALF DOLLAR
  • Edge
    Reeded
  • Group
    Новая группа
  • Parametres

  • Shape
    Round
  • Orientation
    Coin (180°)
  • Material
    Silver
  • Fineness
    900
  • Weight
    12.5
  • Diameter
    30.61
  • Thickness
    2.15
  • Mint
    Philadelphia Mint
  • Marks
    None
  • Circulation
    100 058
  • Issue period
    1918
  • Description

  • Description


    The Illinois Centennial Half Dollar was released in 1918 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the admission of Illinois into the Union.

    The obverse, depicting Abraham Lincoln, was designed by Chief Engraver George T. Morgan.

    The reverse, based onthe Seal of Illinois, was by his assistant and successor, John R. Sinnock. Morgan''s obverse is based on the statue by Andrew O''Connor.


    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer:
    George T. Morgan

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