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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Delaware Tercentenary half dollar

Code : KM# 179

  • General

  • Name
    Delaware Tercentenary half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 179
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1937
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 179
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | HALF DOLLAR | IN GOD WE TRUST | 1936
  • Reverse legend
    DELAWARE TERCENTENARY | E PLURIBUS UNUM | LIBERTY | 1638-1938
  • 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
    20 993
  • Issue period
    1937
  • Description

  • Description


    This Delaware Tercentenary Half Dollar was authorized in 1936, struck by the United States Mint in 1937, and the coin was dual dated. The obverse of this coin is dated 1936 and the reverse is dated 1938.

    The obverse design features the Old Swedes Church in Wilmington.

    The reverse features a ship, the Kalmar Nykhel.

    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer: Carl L. Schmitz

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