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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Huguenot-Walloon half dollar

Code : KM# 154

  • General

  • Name
    Huguenot-Walloon half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 154
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1924
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 154
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | HUGUENOT HALF DOLLAR | IN GOD WE TRUST | COLIGNY | WILLIAM THE SILENT
  • Reverse legend
    HUGUENOT-WALLOON TERCENTENARY | FOUNDING OF NEW NETHERLAND | 1624 | 1924
  • 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
  • Circulation
    142 080
  • Issue period
    1924
  • Description

  • Description


    The Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary Half Dollar was released in 1924 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the 1624 settling of New Netherland by Walloons, French and Belgian Huguenots, under the Dutch West India Company.

    The obverse design features aprofile likenesses of Admiral Coligny and William the Silent, leaders in the struggle for civil and religious liberty.

    The reverse features a reproduction of the New Nederland, the ship in which the refugees came to the New World.

    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer: G.T. Morgan

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