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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Battle of Gettysburg half dollar - Circulation 26 928

Code : KM# 181

  • General

  • Name
    Battle of Gettysburg half dollar - Circulation 26 928
  • Code
    KM# 181
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1936
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 181
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | BLUE AND GRAY REUNION | LIBERTY | E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • Reverse legend
    75TH ANNIVERSARY | 1863 | 1938 | BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG | IN GOD WE TRUST | 1936 | HALF DOLLAR
  • 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
    26 928
  • Issue period
    1936
  • Description

  • Description


    The Battle of Gettysburg Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of one of the most crucial battles of the Civil War.

    The obverse design features the profile images of Union and Confederate Soldiers.

    The reverse featuresa fasces—a bundle of sticks bound around an axe—flanked by shields of the Union and Confederacy and supported by sprays of oak and laurel.

    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer: Frank Vittor

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