½ Dollar Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial

½ Dollar (Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial) -  obverse½ Dollar (Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1925
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 29194
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 156
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial

Obverse

Statue of a Minuteman soldier with his rifle by Daniel Chester French, in Concord, Massachusetts

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONCORD MINUTEMAN
IN GOD WE TRUST
PATRIOT HALF DOLLAR

Engraver: Chester Beach

Chester A. Beach was an American sculptor who was known for his busts and medallic art.

Reverse

The Old Belfry at Lexington, Massachusetts

Lettering:
LEXINGTON-CONCORD SESQUICENTENNIAL
OLD BELFRY, LEXINGTON
1775-1925ั

Engraver: Chester Beach

Chester A. Beach was an American sculptor who was known for his busts and medallic art.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

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

Comments

Another celebrated issue of the early commemorative series is the 1925 Lexington Concord Sesquicentennial Half Dollar. This coin was issued to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, which began the American Revolutionary War.

The Lexington and Concord Half Dollars carried an authorized mintage of 300,000 coins. The Philadelphia Mint produced 162,099 coins which were nearly entirely sold. The distribution took place through local banks, with a vast number sold to the local communities and even more sold throughout New England. Wider demand was a result of the true historical significance of the commemorative issue.

Authorization: Public Law 68-43
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 300,000

The coins were packaged in small wooden boxes, which featured images from the obverse and reverse of the Lexington and Concord Sesquicentennial Half Dollar, and originally sold for $1 each.




The Minuteman Statue in Concord, Massachusetts.


The Old Belfry in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1925 P 162 013 $ 44 $ 50 $ 44 $ 70 $ 96

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