½ Dollar Civil War Battlefields

½ Dollar (Civil War Battlefields) -  obverse½ Dollar (Civil War Battlefields) -  reverse

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Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1995
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (0.5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel clad copper
Weight 11.34 g
Diameter 30.61 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 31211
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 254
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

Civil War Battlefields


Features a tribute to the Civil War drummer boys. To the left of the drummer boy are the designer's initials “DT” as well as the engraver's initials “TJF” (T. James Ferrell). To the right of the drummer boy is the mint mark “S” for San Francisco.


Engraver: Don Troiani


Features a battlefield scene with the inscription “ENRICHING OUR FUTURE BY PRESERVING OUR PAST.” In the lower right (just below the cannon) are the designer's initials “TJF”.


Engraver: T. James Ferrell

T. James Ferrell (born in 1939, in Clayton, New Jersey) graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1969 he joined the staff of medallic artists at the newly founded Franklin Mint. In August 1989, he moved to the United States Mint in Philadelphia.




S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)


The 1995 Civil War Battlefields Half Dollar (Buy on eBay) was issued along with a $5 gold coin and silver dollar for the preservation of battlefields associated with the Civil War. An artist known for depictions of battle scenes designed all three obverses for the program.

1995 Civil War Battlefields Half Dollars were issued in proof and uncirculated versions, both produced at the San Francisco Mint. The coins were offered for sale individually or within a variety of multi-coin sets, including two-coin, three-coin, and six-coin sets. A Young Collector’s Set was also issued, which included the half dollar coin and information for a younger audience. The US Mint’s annual Prestige Proof Set included the half dollar and dollar coins. The half dollar had an authorized mintage of 2 million coins, but didn’t come close to reaching this level.

1995-S Uncirculated Civil War Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $9.50
Regular Price: $10.25
Final Mintage: 119,520

1995-S Proof Civil War Half Dollar
Pre-Issue Price: $10.75
Regular Price: $11.75
Final Mintage: 330,002

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1995 S 119 520 $ 8.68 $ 12 43%
1995 S 330 002 $ 18 73% Proof

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