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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar

Code : KM# 159

  • General

  • Name
    Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 159
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1926-1939
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 159
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    IN GOD WE TRUST | OREGON TRAIL MEMORIAL | 1926
  • Reverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 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
  • Issue period
    1926, 1928, 1933-34, 1936-39
  • Description

  • Description


    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

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