½ Dollar Vermont Sesquicentennial

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1927
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 25254
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 162
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

Vermont Sesquicentennial

Obverse

Ira Allen, the founder of Vermont and one of the Green Mountain Boys, who would defeat the British at the Battle of Bennington.

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES·OF·AMERICA
IRA ALLEN
FOUNDER OF VERMONT

Engraver: Charles Keck

Charles Keck was an American sculptor from New York City, New York.

Reverse

Image of a catamount or cat o' mountain, cat of the mountain.

Lettering:
BATTLE OF BENNINGTON
IN GOD WE TRUST
1777-1927
AUG.
16
CK
E·PLURIBUS UNUM
HALF DOLLARั

Engraver: Charles Keck

Charles Keck was an American sculptor from New York City, New York.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The 1927 Vermont Sesquicentennial Half Dollar was issued to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington and the independence of Vermont. This occurred in 1777, and it was not until 1791 that Vermont would join the Union.

Designs for the coin were by Charles Keck, who had earlier create the design for the Panama-Pacific Gold Dollar. His design for the 1927 Vermont Half Dollar was executed in the highest relief of any early commemorative half dollar issued.

The original issue price for the Vermont Sesquicentennial Half Dollar was $1, with sales conducted by the Bennington Battle Monument and Historical Association. Out of the maximum authorized mintage of 40,000 pieces, a total of 28,142 were distributed and the rest were returned to the Mint for melting.

Authorization: Public Law 68-452
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 40,000

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1927  28 142 $ 245

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