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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Monroe Doctrine Centennial half dollar

Code : KM# 153

  • General

  • Name
    Monroe Doctrine Centennial half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 153
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1923
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 153
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | MONROE | ADAMS | IN GOD WE TRUST | 1923 | HALF DOLLAR
  • Reverse legend
    MONROE DOCTRINE CENTENNIAL | 1823 | 1923 | LOS ANGELES
  • 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
    San Francisco Mint
  • Marks
    S
  • Circulation
    274 077
  • Issue period
    1923
  • Description

  • Description


    The Monroe Doctrine Centennial Half Dollar was released in 1923 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine.

    The obverse design features the likenesses of presidents James Monroe and John Quincy Adams with the names Monroe and Adams underneath.

    The reverse features the Western Hemisphere. North America in the form of a draped figure with the laurel of peace reaching to South America, also a draped figure carrying a horn of plenty. Their hands touch at the Panama Canal. Between the dates 1823-1923 are a scroll and a quill symbolizing the Treaty.

    Mint: San Francisco

    Designer: Chester Beach

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