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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Battle of Antietam half dollar - Circulation 18 028

Code : KM# 190

  • General

  • Name
    Battle of Antietam half dollar - Circulation 18 028
  • Code
    KM# 190
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1937
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 190
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | IN GOD WE TRUST | LIBERTY | GEN. GEORGE B. McCLELLAN | GEN. ROBERT E. LEE | HALF DOLLAR
  • Reverse legend
    SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY | BATTLE OF ANTIETAM | 1937 | E PLURIBUS UNUM | THE BURNSIDE BRIDGE | SEPTEMBER 17, 1862
  • 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
    18 028
  • Issue period
    1937
  • Description

  • Description


    The Battle of Antietam Half Dollar was released in 1937 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bloodiest one day battle in American history.

    The obverse design features generals George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee.

    The reverse features the Burnside Bridge and the date of the Battle of Antietam.

    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer: William Marks Simpson

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