Early United States commemorative coins

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The early United States commemorative coins traditionally begins with the 1892 Columbian half dollar and extends through the 1954 Booker T. Washington issue[citation needed], although the first commemorative coin of the United States was issued in 1848.[1] The profits from the sale of commemorative coins was often used to fund a specific project. Commemorative coins were a money raising mechanism that provided an alternative to raising taxes.

1840s[edit]

1848[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
$2.50 "CAL" Liberty quarter eagleα Standard Liberty Head quarter eagle obverse Standard Liberty Head quarter eagle reverse with "CAL." punched into the field 1,389 (P)[1] NNC-US-1848-G$2½-Liberty Head (CAL) (reverse).jpg

1890s[edit]

1892[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Columbian half dollar Christopher Columbus Port view of the Santa María above two hemispheres flanked by the date 1492 5,000,000 (1892-1893 authorized total)

950,000 (P)[2]

Columbian exposition half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Columbian exposition half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1893[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
25¢ Isabella quarter Isabella I of Castile Kneeling female with distaff and spindle, symbolizing women's industry 40,000 (authorized)

24,124 (P)[3]

Isabella quarter obverse.jpg Isabella quarter reverse.jpg
50¢ Columbian half dollar Christopher Columbus Port view of the Santa María above two hemispheres flanked by the date 1492 1,550,405 (P)[2] 1893 Columbian Half NGC MS62 Obverse.png 1893 Columbian Half NGC MS62 Reverse.png

1900s[edit]

1900[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
$1 Lafayette dollar Conjoined busts of George Washington and Lafayette Equestrian statue of Lafayette 50,000 (authorized)

36,026 (P)[4]

Lafayette memorial commemorative dollar obverse.jpg Lafayette memorial commemorative dollar reverse.jpg

1903[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
$1 Louisiana Purchase Jefferson dollar Thomas Jefferson Denomination, 1803-1903 250,000 (authorized)

100 (P) (proof)

17,400 (P) (uncirculated)[5]

Louisiana Purchase Jefferson dollar obverse.jpg Louisiana Purchase Jefferson dollar reverse.jpg
$1 Louisiana Purchase McKinley dollar William McKinley Denomination, 1803-1903 100 (P) (proof)

17,400 (P) (uncirculated)[6]

Louisiana Purchase McKinley dollar obverse.jpg Louisiana Purchase Jefferson dollar reverse.jpg

1904[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
$1 Lewis and Clark Exposition dollar Meriwether Lewis William Clark 250,000 (1904-1905 authorized total)

10,025 (P)[7]

1904 Lewis and Clark dollar obverse.jpg 1904 Lewis and Clark dollar reverse.jpg

1905[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
$1 Lewis and Clark Exposition dollar Meriwether Lewis William Clark 10,041 (P)[7] 1905 Lewis and Clark dollar obverse.jpg 1905 Lewis and Clark dollar reverse.jpg

1910s[edit]

1915[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Panama Pacific Exposition half dollar Liberty in front of San Francisco's Golden Gate Eagle perched on a shield 200,000 (authorized)

27,134 S[8]

1915-S 50C Panama-Pacific (reverse).jpg
$1 Panama Pacific Exposition dollar Panama Canal laborer wearing a cap Dolphins 25,000 (authorized)

15,000 S[9]

Panama-Pacific dollar obverse.jpg Panama-Pacific dollar reverse.jpg
$2.50 Panama Pacific Exposition quarter eagle Columbia riding a hippocampus Eagle 10,000 (authorized)

6,749 S[10]

1915-S $2 1-2 Panama-Pacific Quarter Eagle (reverse).jpg
$50 Panama Pacific Exposition half union

(round)

Minerva Owl 1,500 (authorized, combined round and octagonal)

645 S[11]

1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Round (rev).jpg
$50 Panama Pacific Exposition half union

(octagonal)

Minerva Owl 483 S[11] 1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Octagonal (rev).jpg

1916[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
$1 McKinley Birthplace Memorial dollar William McKinley National McKinley Birthplace Memorial 100,000 (1916-1917 authorized total)

15,000 (P)[12]

Mckinley memorial gold dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Mckinley memorial gold dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1917[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
$1 McKinley Birthplace Memorial dollar William McKinley National McKinley Birthplace Memorial 5,000 (P)[12] 1917 McKinley dollar obverse.jpg 1917 McKinley dollar reverse.jpg

1918[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Illinois Centennial half dollar Abraham Lincoln Eagle with a shield and a ribbon 100,000 (authorized)

100,058 (P)[13]

Illinois centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Illinois centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1920s[edit]

1920[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Maine Centennial half dollar Arms of Maine Pine wreath 100,000 (authorized)

50,058 (P)[14]

Maine centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Maine centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar Governor William Bradford The Mayflower 300,000 (1920-1921 authorized total)

152,112 (P)[15]

1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar obverse.jpg Pilgrim tercentenary half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1921[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar Governor William Bradford, 1921 in field The Mayflower 20,053 (P)[15] Pilgrim tercentenary half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Pilgrim tercentenary half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Missouri Centennial half dollar Daniel Boone Boone with a Native American 250,000 (authorized)

9,400 (P)[16]

Missouri centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Missouri centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Missouri Centennial half dollar

(2*4 variety)

Daniel Boone, 2*4 in field Boone with a Native American 11,400 (P)[16] 1921 Missouri Centennial half dollar (with 2*4) obverse.jpg Missouri centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Alabama Centennial half dollar Thomas Kilby and William Bibb Adaptation of the State Seal of Alabama 100,000 (authorized)

35,000 (P)[17]

1921 Alabama Centennial half dollar (without 2X2) obverse.jpg Alabama centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Alabama Centennial half dollar

(2X2 variety)

Thomas Kilby and William Bibb, 2X2 in field Adaptation of the State Seal of Alabama 30,000 (P)[17] Alabama centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Alabama centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1922[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Grant Memorial half dollar
(no star)
Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant 250,000 (authorized)

67,405(P)[18]

Grant centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Grant centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Grant Memorial half dollar
(star)
Ulysses S. Grant, star between AMERICA and GRANT Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant 4,256 (P)[18] 1922 Grant Memorial Half dollar with star, obverse.jpg 1922 Grant Memorial Half dollar with star, reverse.jpg
$1 Grant Memorial dollar
(no star)
Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant 10,000 (authorized)

5,016 (P)[19]

Grant dollar without star obverse.jpg Grant dollar with star reverse.jpg
$1 Grant Memorial dollar
(star)
Ulysses S. Grant, star between AMERICA and GRANT Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant 5,106 (P)[19] Grant dollar with star obverse.jpg Grant dollar with star reverse.jpg

1923[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Monroe Doctrine Centennial half dollar Conjoined heads of former presidents James Monroeand John Quincy Adams Stylized figures representing North and South America touch at the Panama Canal 300,000 (authorized)

274,077 S[20]

Monroe doctrine centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Monroe doctrine centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1924[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Huguenot-Walloon half dollar Gaspard de Coligny and William the Silent Nieuw Nederlandt 300,000 (authorized)

142,080 (P)[21]

1924 50C Huguenot-Walloon New Netherland (reverse).jpg

1925[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial half dollar The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts Old Belfry in Lexington, Massachusetts 300,000 (authorized)

162,013 (P)[22]

Lexington-concord sesquicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg
50¢ Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Eagle perched on a mountain crag; inscription to the bravery of the soldiers of the South 5,000,000 (authorized)

1,314,709 (P)[23]

Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar obverse.jpg Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ California Diamond Jubilee half dollar A Forty-Niner panning for gold Grizzly bear 300,000 (authorized)

86,594 S[24]

California half dollar obverse (transparent) - TFA.png California half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Fort Vancouver Centennial half dollar John McLoughlin Frontiersman with Mount Hood in background 300,000 (authorized)

14,994 (P)[25]

Fort vancouver half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Fort vancouver half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
medal Norse-American medal

(gold)

Viking warrior Viking longship 100 (P) (47 were melted down)[26] 1925 Medal Norse Gold commemorative (reverse).jpg
medal Norse-American medal

(silver, thin planchet)

Viking warrior Viking longship 6,000 (P)[27] 1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (obverse).jpg 1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (reverse).jpg
medal Norse-American medal

(silver, thick planchet)

Viking warrior Viking longship 33,750 (P)[27] 1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (obverse).jpg 1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (reverse).jpg
medal Norse-American medal

(bronze)

Viking warrior Viking longship est. 60-75 (P)[citation needed]

1926[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ United States Sesquicentennial half dollar George Washington and Calvin Coolidge Liberty Bell 1,000,000 (authorized)

141,120 (P)[28]

1926 50C Sesquicentennial (obv).jpg 1926 50C Sesquicentennial (rev).jpg
$2.50 United States Sesquicentennial quarter eagle Liberty, bearing a scroll representing the United States Declaration of Independence and a torch Independence Hall, with a rising sun behind it 200,000 (authorized)

200,000 (P) (only 46,019 were sold, the rest were melted down)[29]

1926 $2 1-2 Sesquicentennial (obv).jpg 1926 $2 1-2 Sesquicentennial (rev).jpg
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 6,000,000 (1926-1939 authorized total)

47,955 (P)

83,055 S[30]

Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar obverse (Philadelphia).jpg Oregon trail memorial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1927[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Vermont Sesquicentennial half dollar Ira Allen Cougar 40,000 (authorized)

28,142 (P)[31]

Vermont battle bennington sesquicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Vermont battle bennington sesquicentennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1928[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 6,028 (P)[30] Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar obverse (Philadelphia).jpg 1928 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Hawaii Sesquicentennial half dollar Captain James Cook A Hawaiian chieftain with extended arm; Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in background 10,000 (authorized)

10,058 (P)[32]

Hawaii sesquicentennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1930s[edit]

1930[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Gadsden Purchase half dollar
(cancelled)
James Gadsden[33] Map of New Mexico, Arizona, and El Paso[33] None authorized or minted

1933[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 5,008 D[30] 1939-D 50C Oregon (obv).jpg 1933 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg

1934[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 7,006 D[30] 1939-D 50C Oregon (obv).jpg 1934 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Maryland Tercentenary half dollar Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore Arms of Maryland 25,000 (authorized)

25,015 (P)[34]

Maryland tercentenary half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Maryland tercentenary half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Texas Centennial half dollar Eagle sitting on a branch in front of the Lone Star, the symbol of Texas Victory spreading her wings over the Alamo with Sam Houston on her left, Stephen F. Austin on her right, and the Six Flags of Texas flying above her head 1,500,000 (1934-1938 authorized total)

25,015 (P)[35]

Texas centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Texas centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar Daniel Boone Frontiersman facing an Native American 600,000 (1934-1938 authorized total)

10,007 (P)[36]

Daniel boone bicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1934 Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar reverse.jpg

1935[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Texas Centennial half dollar Eagle sitting on a branch in front of the Lone Star, the symbol of Texas Victory spreading her wings over the Alamo with Sam Houston on her left, Stephen F. Austin on her right, and the Six Flags of Texas flying above her head 9,996 (P)

10,007 D

10,008 S[35]

1935 Texas Centennial half dollar obverse.jpg Texas centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar Daniel Boone Frontiersman facing an Native American 10,010 (P)

5,005 D

5,005 S[36]

Daniel boone bicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1935 Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar (without 1934) reverse.jpg
50¢ Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar
(1934 on reverse)
Daniel Boone Frontiersman facing an Native American, "1934" in field 10,008 (P)

2,003 D

2,004 S[36]

Daniel boone bicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1935 Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar (with 1934) reverse.jpg
50¢ Arkansas Centennial half dollar Native American and Liberty Eagle 500,000 (1935-1939 authorized total)

13,012 (P)

5,005 D

5,006 S[37]

Arkansas centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Arkansas centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ California Pacific International Exposition half dollar Minerva and other elements of the Seal of California California Tower and Chapel of St. Francis, Balboa Park, San Diego 250,000 (1935-1936 authorized total)

70,132 S[38]

San diego-california pacific exposition half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1935 California Pacific International Exposition half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Connecticut Tercentenary half dollar Charter Oak Eagle 25,000 (authorized)

25,018 (P)[39]

Connecticut tercentenary half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Connecticut tercentenary half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Hudson Sesquicentennial half dollar The Half Moon Seal of the city of Hudson 10,000 (authorized)

10,008 (P)[40]

Hudson Sesquicentennial obverse.jpg Hudson Sesquicentennial reverse.jpg
50¢ Old Spanish Trail half dollar The head of a cow Yucca plant superimposed on map of the Gulf Coast states 10,000 (authorized)

10,008 (P)[41]

Old Spanish Trail half dollar obverse.jpg Old Spanish Trail half dollar reverse.jpg

1936[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 10,006 (P)

5,006 S[30]

Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar obverse (Philadelphia).jpg 1936 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Texas Centennial half dollar Eagle sitting on a branch in front of the Lone Star, the symbol of Texas Victory spreading her wings over the Alamo with Sam Houston on her left, Stephen F. Austin on her right, and the Six Flags of Texas flying above her head 8,911 (P)

9,039 D

9,055 S[35]

1936 Texas Centennial half dollar obverse.jpg Texas centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar Daniel Boone Frontiersman facing an Native American, "1934" in field 12,012 (P)

5,005 D

5,006 S[36]

Daniel boone bicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1936 Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Arkansas Centennial half dollar Native American and Liberty Eagle 9,660 (P)

9,660 D

9,662 S[37]

Arkansas centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1936 Arkansas Centennial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Arkansas-Robinson half dollar Joseph T. Robinson Eagle 50,000 (authorized)

25,265 (P)[42]

Arkansas-robinson half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Arkansas-robinson half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ California Pacific International Exposition half dollar Minerva and other elements of the Seal of California California Tower and Chapel of St. Francis, Balboa Park, San Diego 30,092 D[38] San diego-california pacific exposition half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg San diego-california pacific exposition half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Cleveland Centennial half dollar Moses Cleaveland Map of the Great Lakes with cities marked by stars and with a compass point marking Cleveland 50,000 (authorized)

50,030 (P)[43]

Cleveland centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Wisconsin Territorial Centennial half dollar Arm holding pickax with a pile of rocks Badger, three arrows, and an olive branch 25,000 (min. authorized)

25,015 (P)[44]

Wisconsin centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Wisconsin centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Long Island Tercentenary half dollar Native American and Dutch settler Dutch sailing vessel 100,000 (authorized)

81,826 (P)[45]

Long island tercentenary half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Long island tercentenary half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ York County, Maine Tercentenary half dollar Brown’s Garrison York County Seal 30,000 (authorized)

25,015 (P)[46]

York county tercentenary half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg York county tercentenary half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Bridgeport, Connecticut, Centennial half dollar P.T. Barnum Eagle 25,000 (min. authorized)

25,015 (P)[47]

50¢ Lynchburg Sesquicentennial half dollar Bust of Carter Glass Liberty 20,000 (min. authorized)

20,013 (P)[48]

50¢ Elgin, Illinois, Centennial half dollar Bust of a pioneer Pioneer family 25,000 (authorized)

25,015 (P) (5,000 were melted down)[49]

50¢ Albany Charter half dollar Thomas Dongan, Pieter Schuyler, and Robert Livingston Beaver 25,000 (authorized)

17,671 (P)[50]

50¢ San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge half dollar Grizzly Bear San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge 200,000 (authorized)

100,000 (P) (28,631 were melted down)[51]

50¢ Delaware Tercentenary half dollar Old Swedes Church Kalmar Nyckel 25,000 (min. authorized)

25,000 (P) (4,022 were melted down)[52]

50¢ Battle of Gettysburg half dollar Union and Confederate soldiers Union and Confederate shields separated by a fasces 50,000 (authorized)

50,000 (P) (23,100 were melted down)[53]

50¢ Norfolk, Virginia, Bicentennial half dollar City seal of Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk's ceremonial mace 25,000 (authorized)

25,000 (P) (8,064 were melted down)[54]

50¢ Rhode Island Tercentenary half dollar Roger Williams meeting a Native American Anchor; adaptation of the Seal of Rhode Island 50,000 (authorized)

20,013 (P)

15,010 D

15,011 S[55]

50¢ Cincinnati Musical Center half dollar Bust of Stephen Foster Allegorical figure with lyre 15,000 (authorized)

5,005 (P)

5,005 D

5,006 S[56]

50¢ Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial half dollar Justice holding a sword and scales Palmetto tree 25,000 (authorized)

9,007 (P)

8,009 D

8,007 S[57]

Columbia sesquentennial half dollar commorative reverse.jpg

1937[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 12,008 D[30] 1939-D 50C Oregon (obv).jpg 1937 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Texas Centennial half dollar Eagle sitting on a branch in front of the Lone Star, the symbol of Texas Victory spreading her wings over the Alamo with Sam Houston on her left, Stephen F. Austin on her right, and the Six Flags of Texas flying above her head 6,571 (P)

6,605 D

6,637 S[35]

1937 Texas Centennial half dollar obverse.jpg Texas centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar Daniel Boone Frontiersman facing an Native American, "1934" in field 9,810 (P)

2,506 D

2,506 S[36]

Daniel boone bicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1937 Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Arkansas Centennial half dollar Native American and Liberty Eagle 5,505 (P)

5,505 D

5,506 S[37]

Arkansas centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1937 Arkansas Centennial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Roanoke Island, North Carolina half dollar Walter Raleigh Ellinore Dare holding her child, Virginia Dare 25,000 (min. authorized)

50,000 (P) (20,970 were melted down)[58]

50¢ Battle of Antietam half dollar George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee Burnside's Bridge 50,000 (authorized)

50,028 (P) (32,000 were melted down)[59]

1938[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 6,006 (P)

6,005 D

6,006 S[30]

Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar obverse (Philadelphia).jpg 1938 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Texas Centennial half dollar Eagle sitting on a branch in front of the Lone Star, the symbol of Texas Victory spreading her wings over the Alamo with Sam Houston on her left, Stephen F. Austin on her right, and the Six Flags of Texas flying above her head 3,780 (P)

3,775 D

3,814 S[35]

1938 Texas Centennial half dollar obverse.jpg Texas centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar Daniel Boone Frontiersman facing an Native American, "1934" in field 2,100 (P)

2,100 D

2,100 S[36]

Daniel boone bicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Daniel boone bicentennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Arkansas Centennial half dollar Native American and Liberty Eagle 3,156 (P)

3,156 D

3,156 S[37]

Arkansas centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1938 Arkansas Centennial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ New Rochelle Centennial Half-Dollar John Pell and "Fatte Calfe" Fleur de lis 25,000 (authorized)

25,000 (P) (9,734 were melted )[60]

50¢ Coronado Expedition half dollar
(cancelled)
Unknown Unknown None authorized or minted

1939[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 3,004 (P)

3,004 D

3,005 S[30]

Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar obverse (Philadelphia).jpg 1939-D 50C Oregon (rev).jpg
50¢ Arkansas Centennial half dollar Native American and Liberty Eagle 2,104 (P)

2,104 D

2,105 S[37]

Arkansas centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg 1939 Arkansas Centennial half dollar reverse.jpg

1940s[edit]

1946[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Iowa Centennial half dollar Old Stone Capitol Eagle 100,000 (authorized)

100,057 (P) (500 were released in 1996, 500 to be released in 2046)[61]

50¢ Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin 5,000,000 (1946-1951 authorized total)

700,546 (P)

50,000 D

500,279 S[62]

Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg

1947[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin 6,000 (P)

6,000 D

6,000 S[62]

1947 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Wisconsin Statehood half dollar
(cancelled)
Unknown Unknown None authorized or minted

1948[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin 8,005 (P)

8,005 D

8,005 S[62]

1948 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Minnesota Territorial Centennial half dollar
(cancelled)
Unknown Unknown None authorized or minted

1949[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin 6,004 (P)

6,004 D

6,004 S[62]

1949 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg

1950s[edit]

1950[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin 6,004 (P)

6,004 D

62,091 S[62]

1950 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg

1951[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin 210,082 (P)

7,004 D

7,004 S[62]

1951 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Carver-Washington half dollar George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington Map of the United States (Delaware was omitted) 3,415,631 (authorized)

20,018 (P)

10,004 D

10,004 S[63]

1951 Carver-Washington half dollar commemorative, obverse.jpg Washington-Carver-commem-rev.jpg

1952[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Carver-Washington half dollar George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington Map of the United States (Delaware was omitted) 1,106,292 (P)

8,006 D

8,006 S[63]

Washington-Carver-commem-rev.jpg

1953[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Carver-Washington half dollar George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington Map of the United States (Delaware was omitted) 8,003 (P)

8,003 D

88,020 S[63]

1953 Carver-Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Washington-Carver-commem-rev.jpg

1954[edit]

Denomination Coin Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Obverse Reverse
50¢ Carver-Washington half dollar George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington Map of the United States (Delaware was omitted) 12,006 (P)

12,006 D

42,024 S[63]

1954 Carver-Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Washington-Carver-commem-rev.jpg
50¢ Northampton, Massachusetts Tercentennial half dollar
(cancelled)
Unknown Unknown None authorized or minted

(authorization of 1,000,000 was proposed)[64]

50¢ City of New York Tercentennial half dollar
(cancelled)
Unknown Unknown None authorized or minted

(authorization of 5,000,000 was proposed)[65]

50¢ Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial half dollar
(cancelled)
Unknown Unknown None authorized or minted

(authorization of 2,500,000 was proposed)[66]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

The 1848 CAL quarter eagle did not sell well with numismatists, and all unsold coins were placed into circulation. Because of this, some numismatists consider the 1848 CAL quarter eagle to be a circulation commemorative rather than a true commemorative.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1848 "CAL" Liberty Quarter Eagle". Retrieved 2019-03-29.
  2. ^ a b "1892-1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  3. ^ "1893 Isabella Quarter Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
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