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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Albany Charter half dollar

Code : KM# 173

  • General

  • Name
    Albany Charter half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 173
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1936
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 173
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | E PLURIBUS UNUM | IN GOD WE TRUST | HALF DOLLAR
  • Reverse legend
    ALBANY NY | SETTLED 1614 | CHARTERED 1686 | 1936
  • Edge
    Reeded
  • Parametres

  • Shape
    Round
  • Orientation
    Coin (180°)
  • Material
    Silver
  • Fineness
    900
  • Weight
    12.5
  • Diameter
    30.61
  • Thickness
    2.15
  • Mint
    Philadelphia Mint
  • Circulation
    17 671
  • Issue period
    1936
  • Description

  • Description


    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.

    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer: Gertrude K. Lathrop

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