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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Hawaii Sesquicentennial half dollar - Circulation 10 008

Code : KM# 163

  • General

  • Name
    Hawaii Sesquicentennial half dollar - Circulation 10 008
  • Code
    KM# 163
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1928
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 163
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | IN GOD WE TRUST | CAPT. JAMES COOK, DISCOVERER OF HAWAII | HALF DOLLAR
  • Reverse legend
    E PLURIBUS UNUM | 1778-1923
  • 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
    10 008
  • Issue period
    1928
  • Description

  • Description


    The Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar was released in 1928 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the islands.

    The obverse design is based on sketches submitted by Juliette May Fraser and includes a portrait of Capt. James Cook.

    The reverse features a portrait of a native chief with robe and spear. He stands on the summit of a hill and extends his hand in welcome. Behind him are a coconut tree and a Hawaiian village of grass huts in the distance along the Waikiki Beach at the foot of Diamond Hill.

    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer: Chester Beach

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