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US Commemorative Half Dollar 1926-1939

 

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Face value: half dollar ($1/2=50 cents)

Composition: silver 0.900
Diameter 30.6 mm.
Weight 12.5 g.
Edge: Reeded

 

 

U.S. SESQUICENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1926 U.S. SESQUICENTENNIAL

Price for coin in XF condition $80-100

Minted:
1926

Reverse: Liberty Bell
Reverse legend:  HALF DOLLAR / SESQUICENTENNIALOF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 1776 1926

Obverse: George Washington and Calvin Coolidge conjoint busts right
Obverse legend: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST

Number in Krause catalog: KM#160

 

 

 

OREGON TRAIL MEMORIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1926 OREGON TRAIL

Price for coin in XF condition $130-150

Minted:
1926, 1928, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939

Reverse: Conestoga wagon pulled by oxen left towards sunset
Reverse legend:  OREGON TRAIL MEMORIAL / IN GOD WE TRUST

Obverse: Native American standing in full headdress and holding bow, US Map in background
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Number in Krause catalog: KM#159

 

 

 

VERMONT SESQUICENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1927 VERMONT

Price for coin in XF condition $150-200

Minted:
1927

Reverse: Catamount advancing left
Reverse legend:  HALF DOLLAR / BATTLE OF BENNINGTON IN GOD WE TRUST 1777-1927 / AUG.16 / E PLURIBUS UNUM

Obverse: Ira Allen bust right
Obverse legend: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IRA ALLEN FOUNDER OF VERMONT

Number in Krause catalog: KM#162

 

 

 

HAWAIIAN SESQUICENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1928 HAWAII

Price for coin in XF condition $1000-1500

Minted:
1928

Reverse: Native Hawaiian standing over view of Diamond Head
Reverse legend: E PLURIBUS UNUM / 1778 1928

Obverse: Captain James Cook bust left
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / CAPTAIN JAMES COOK DISCOVERER OF HAWAII

Number in Krause catalog: KM#163

 

 

 

MARYLAND TERCENTENARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1934 MARYLAND

Price for coin in UNC condition $150-200

Minted:
1934

Reverse: Maryland state arms
Reverse legend:  MARYLAND TERCENTENARY / 1834-1934

Obverse: Lord Baltimore, Cecil Calvert bust righ
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / CECIL CALVERT

Number in Krause catalog: KM#166

 

 

 

TEXAS CENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1934 TEXAS

Price for coin in UNC condition $150-180

Minted:
1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938

Reverse: Winged Victory kneeling beside Alamo Mission, small busts of Sam Houston and Stephen Austin at sides
Reverse legend:  THE TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CENTENARY / REMEMBER THE ALAMO / 1836-1936

Obverse: Eagle standing left, large star in background
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 1934

Number in Krause catalog: KM#167

 

 

 

CONNECTICUT TERCENTENARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1935 CONNECTICUT

Price for coin in UNC condition $200-250

Minted:
1935

Reverse: Charter oak tree
Reverse legend:  CONNECTICVT 1635-1935 / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY / THE CHARTER OAK

Obverse: Eagle standing left
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA /  E PLURIBUS UNUM

Number in Krause catalog: KM#169

 

 

 

HUDSON, N.Y., SESQUICENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1935 HUDSON

Price for coin in UNC condition $450-550

Minted:
1935

Reverse: Seal of the City of Hudson
Reverse legend:  CITY OF HUDSON / ET DECUS ET PRETIUM RECTI / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 1785-1935

Obverse: Hudson's ship, the Half Moon sailing right
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / HUDSON

Number in Krause catalog: KM#170

 

 

 

OLD SPANISH TRAIL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1935 SPANISH TRAIL

Price for coin in UNC condition $800-1000

Minted:
1935

Reverse: The 1535 route of Cabeza de Vaca's expedition and a yucca tree
Reverse legend:  OLD SPANISH TRAIL / EL PASO / IN GOD WE TRUST / 1535-1935

Obverse: Long-horn cow's head facing
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / LIBERTY / ALVAR NUNES CABESA DE VACA

Number in Krause catalog: KM#172

 

 

 

SAN DIEGO PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1935 PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

Price for coin in UNC condition $100-150

Minted:
1935, 1936

Reverse: State of California exposition building
Reverse legend: SAN DIEGO 1935 / IN GOD WE TRUST / CALIFORNIA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION

Obverse: Seated female with bear at her side
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY

Number in Krause catalog: KM#171

 

 

 

DANIEL BOONE BICENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 DANIEL BOONE

Price for coin in UNC condition $50-80

Minted:
1935, 1936, 1937, 1938

Reverse: Daniel Boone and Native American standing
Reverse legend:  IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / DANIEL BOON BICENTENNIAL / 1934 PIONEER YEAR / 1936

Obverse: Daniel Boone bust left
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Number in Krause catalog: KM#165

 

 

 

ARKANSAS CENTENNIAL - Liberty and Indian Chief's

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 ARKANSAS Liberty and Indian Chief's

Price for coin in UNC condition $100-150

Minted:
1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939

Reverse: Liberty and Indian Chief's conjoint heads left
Reverse legend: ARKANSAS CENTENNIAL / 1836 1936

Obverse: Eagle with outstretched wings and Flag of Arkansas in background
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR 1936 / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ARKANSAS / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM

Number in Krause catalog: KM#168

 

 

 

ARKANSAS CENTENNIAL - Joe T. Robinson

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 ARKANSAS Robinson

Price for coin in UNC condition $100-150

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Sen. Joseph T. Robinson bust right
Reverse legend: ARKANSAS CENTENNIAL 1836 1936 / LIBERTY / JOSEPH T. ROBINSON

Obverse: Eagle with outstretched wings and Flag of Arkansas in background
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR 1936 / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / ARKANSAS / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM

Number in Krause catalog: KM#167

 

 

 

ALBANY, N.Y., CHARTER ANNIVERSARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 ALBANY

Price for coin in UNC condition $150-200

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Standing figures of Thomas Dongan, Peter Schyuyler and Robert Livingston
Reverse legend:  ALBANY N.Y. SETTLED 1614 CHARTERED 1686 / 1936

Obverse: Beaver knowing on maple branch
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / IN GOD WE TRUST

Number in Krause catalog: KM#173

 

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO - OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE

Price for coin in UNC condition $150-200

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Oakland Bay Bridge
Reverse legend:  SAN FRANCISCO - OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE / 1936

Obverse: Grizzly bear facing
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY

Number in Krause catalog: KM#174

 

 

 

BRIDGEPORT, CONN., CENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 BRIDGEPORT

Price for coin in UNC condition $100-150

Minted:
1936

Reverse: P.T. Barnum bust lef
Reverse legend:  BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICVT CENTENNIAL / R.T.BARNVM / 1836-1936

Obverse: Eagle standing right
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / LIBERTY

Number in Krause catalog: KM#175

 

 

 

CINCINNATI MUSIC CENTER

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 CINCINNATI MUSIC CENTER

Price for coin in UNC condition $350-400

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Kneeling female with lyre
Reverse legend:  CINCINNATI A MUSIC CENTER OF AMERICA / 1886-1936 / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / LIBERTY

Obverse: Stephen Foster bust right
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / STEPHEN FOSTER AMERICA'S TROUBADOUR

Number in Krause catalog: KM#176

 

 

 

CLEVELAND - GREAT LAKES EXPOSITION

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 CLEVELAND GREAT LAKES

Price for coin in UNC condition $50-100

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Dividers and map of the Great Lakes
Reverse legend:  CLEVELAND CENTENNIAL / 1836 GREAT LAKES EXPOSITION 1936 / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM

Obverse: Moses Cleaveland bust left
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / MOSES CLEAVLAND

Number in Krause catalog: KM#177

 

 

 

COLUMBIA, S.C., SESQUICENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 COLUMBIA

Price for coin in UNC condition $200-250

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Figure of Justice between capitols of 1786 and 1936
Reverse legend:  COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA / SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE CAPITAL / LIBERTY / 1786 1936

Obverse: Palmetto tree
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / IN GOD WE TRUST

Number in Krause catalog: KM#178

 

 

 

DELAWARE TERCENTENARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 DELAWARE

Price for coin in UNC condition $200-250

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Kalmar Nyckel sailing left
Reverse legend: DELAWARE TERCENTENARY / 1638 1938 / E PLURIBUS UNUM / LIBERTY

Obverse: Old Swedes Church in Wilmington
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / 1936

Number in Krause catalog: KM#179

 

 

 

ELGIN, ILL., CENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 ELGIN

Price for coin in UNC condition $150-200

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Statue group
Reverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / PIONEER MEMORIAL / ELGIN ILLINOIS / E PLURIBUS UNUM

Obverse: Trygve Rovelstad
Obverse legend: PIONEER / IN GOD WE TRUST / 1673 1936

Number in Krause catalog: KM#180

 

 

 

BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG 75TH ANNIVERSARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 GETTYSBURG

Price for coin in UNC condition $450-500

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Double blased fasces seperating two shields
Reverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / 1863 75TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG 1938 / IN GOD WE TRUST / 1936

Obverse: Union and Confederate veteran conjoint busts right
Obverse legend: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / BLUE AND GREY REUNION / LIBERTY / E PLURIBUS UNUM

Number in Krause catalog: KM#181

 

 

 

LONG ISLAND TERCENTENARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 LONG ISLAND

Price for coin in UNC condition $50-100

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Dutch sailing vessel
Reverse legend: 1936 LONG ISLAND TERCENTENARY / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HALF DOLLAR / IN GOD WE TRUST

Obverse: Dutch settler and Native American conjoint head right
Obverse legend: LIBERTY / E PLURIBUS UNUM

Number in Krause catalog: KM#182

 

 

 

LYNCHBURG, VA., SESQUICENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 LYNCHBURG

Price for coin in UNC condition $200-250

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Liberty standing, old Lynchburg courthouse at right
Reverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / LYNCHBURG VIRGINIA SESQUICENTENNIAL / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 1786 1936

Obverse: Sen. Carter Glass bust left
Obverse legend: CARTER GLASS / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY

Number in Krause catalog: KM#183

 

 

 

NORFOLK, VA., BICENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 NORFOLK

Price for coin in UNC condition $300-400

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Royal Mace of Norfolk
Reverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / NORFOLK VIRGINIA LAND GRANT / 1636 / IN GOD WE TRUST / E PLURIBUS UNUM / LIBERTY

Obverse: Seal of the City of Norfolk
Obverse legend: BOROUGH OF NORFOLK BICENTENNIAL / 1936 / TOWN 1682 BOROUGH 1736 CITY 1845 / CITY OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA / ET TERRA RT MARE DIVITIAE TUAE / CRESCAS

Number in Krause catalog: KM#184

 

 

 

RHODE ISLAND TERCENTENARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 RHODE ISLAND

Price for coin in UNC condition $100-150

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Williams in canoe hailing Native American
Reverse legend: 1636 RHODE ISLAND 1936 / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY

Obverse: Shield with anchor
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / HOPE / E PLURIBUS UNUM / 1936

Number in Krause catalog: KM#185

 

 

 

WISCONSIN TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 WISCONSIN

Price for coin in UNC condition $100-150

Minted:
1936

Reverse: Pick axe and mound of lead ore
Reverse legend: WISCONSIN TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL / 4TH DAY OF JULY ANNO DOMINI 1836 / 1936

Obverse: Badger from the Territorial seal
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA E PLURIBUS UNUM / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY

Number in Krause catalog: KM#188

 

 

 

YORK COUNTY, MAINE, TERCENTENARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1936 YORK

Price for coin in UNC condition $100-150

Minted:
1936

Reverse: York County seal
Reverse legend: YORK COUNTY / FIRST COUNTY IN MAINE  / 1636 1936 / IN GOD WE TRUST

Obverse: Stockade
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / LIBERTY / E PLURIBUS UNUM

Number in Krause catalog: KM#189

 

 

 

 

ROANOKE ISLAND, N.C.

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1937 ROANOKE

Price for coin in UNC condition $150-200

Minted:
1937

Reverse: Ellinor Dare holding baby Virginia, two small ships flanking
Reverse legend: THE COLONIZATION OF ROANOKE ISLAND NORTH CAROLINA / THE BIRTH OF VIRGINIA DARE / IN GOD WE TRUST / 1587-1937

Obverse: Sir Walter Raleigh bust left
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM LIBERTY / SIR WALTER RALEIGH / 1937

Number in Krause catalog: KM#186

 

 

 

BATTLE OF ANTIETAM 75TH ANNIVERSARY

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1937 BATTLE OF ANTIETAM

Price for coin in UNC condition $500-600

Minted:
1937

Reverse: Burnside Bridge
Reverse legend: SEVENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF ANTIETAM / E PLURIBUS UNUM / THE BIRNSIDE BRIGE SEPTEMBER 17 1862

Obverse: Generals Robert E. Lee and George McClellan conjoint busts left
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / IN GOD WE TRUST / LIBERTY / GEN GEORGE MC CLELLAN GEN ROBRT E LEE

Number in Krause catalog: KM#190

 

 

 

 

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.

 

US coin 1/2 dollar 1938 NEW ROCHELLE

Price for coin in UNC condition $300-400

Minted:
1938

Reverse: John Pell and a calf
Reverse legend: NEW ROCHELLE NEW YORK / SETTLED 1688 INCORPORATED 1899

Obverse: Fleur-de-lis from the seal of the city
Obverse legend: HALF DOLLAR / UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / LIBERTY / IN GOD WE TRUST / 1938

Number in Krause catalog: KM#191