½ Dollar Maine Statehood Centennial

½ Dollar (Maine Statehood Centennial) - obverse½ Dollar (Maine Statehood Centennial) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1920
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 18972
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 146
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Maine Centennial

Obverse

Seal of Maine

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
HALF DOLLAR

Engraver: Anthony de Francisci Read more on Wikipedia

Anthony de Francisci was an Italian-American sculptor who designed a number of United States coins and medals. His most famous design was the Peace Dollar, which was first minted in 1921.

Reverse

A pine wreath.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
E PLURIBUS UNUM
LIBERTY
MAINE CENTENNIAL
1820 1920
IN · GOD WE · TRUST

Translation:
Out of Many, One
Liberty
Maine Centennial
1820 1920
In God we Trust

Engraver: Anthony Di Francisci

Edge

Reeded

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

The Maine Centennial Half Dollar was authorized by Congress to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Maine's Statehood. At the time of release, there was a fair amount of criticism leveled at the design, which was based on the state arms.

The maximum authorized mintage for the coins was 100,000 pieces. Initially, the coins were intended to be issued into circulation at face value, but ultimately the coins were sold by the Maine Centennial Commission to the public for $1 each. The Philadelphia Mint produced 50,028 coins, with the unsold quantity retained by the Maine State Treasurer, rather than melted.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1920  50 028 $ 65 $ 120 $ 180

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar (Maine Statehood Centennial)
Katz
Auction 72
Lot 3051
Internet Archive
Dec 21, 2022 XF USD 65.35
(EUR 61.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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