½ Dollar Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary

½ Dollar (Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary) -  obverse½ Dollar (Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1924
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 17541
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 154
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary

Obverse

Admiral Gaspard de Coligny (COLIGNY) 1519-1572 and Wilem I Prince of Orange (WILLIAM THE SILENT) 1533-1584, Although they were not involved in the settlement, they were viewed as leaders in the struggle for religious freedom.

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES·OF·AMERICA
IN
GOD
WE
TRUST
COLIGNY · WILLIAM·THE·SILENT
HUGUENOT-HALF·DOLLAR

Engraver: George T. Morgan

George T. Morgan was an English United States Mint engraver, who is famous for designing many popular coins, such as the Morgan dollar, and the Columbian half dollar.

Reverse

The Nieuw Netherlandt sailing ship on the Hudson River.

Lettering:
HUGUENOT-WALLOON.TERCENTENARY
1624 1924
FOUNDING.OF.NEW-NETHERLANDั

Engraver: George T. Morgan

George T. Morgan was an English United States Mint engraver, who is famous for designing many popular coins, such as the Morgan dollar, and the Columbian half dollar.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Issued to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the settlement of New Netherlands, the 1924 Huguenot Walloon Tercentenary Half Dollar was the only commemorative coin released for the year. The following year would see the issuance of coins under four different programs, the greatest number to date, although it would later be exceeded.

The subject of commemoration was the founding of New Netherlands, now New York, by a group of Dutch colonists in 1624. A church group known as the Huguenot-Walloon New Netherland Commission sought the commemorative coin program, which was eventually approved. There was some controversy about the role of government in creating a fund raiser  for a private church group, although the program proceeded.

A quantity of 300,000 of the 1924 Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary Half Dollars were authorized. Ultimately, 142,080 pieces were struck at the Philadelphia Mint and distributed for the issue price of $1.

Authorization: Public Law 67-440
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 300,000

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1924  142 080 $ 57 $ 68 $ 77 $ 122

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