Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | E PLURIBUS UNUM | IN GOD WE TRUST | HALF DOLLAR
ALBANY NY | SETTLED 1614 | CHARTERED 1686 | 1936
The Albany, New York Charter Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the city’s charter.
The obverse design features a beaver with a branch of maple seeds.
The reverse features a full-length portrait of Sir Thomas Dongan, Colonial Governor, presenting a charter to Peter Schuyler, Albany''s first mayor, and Robert Livingston. Also pictured is an eagle in flight above the men, a pine branch, and cones.