2½ Dollars Independence

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1926
Value 2 1/2 Dollars (2.5 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Gold (.900)
Weight 4.18 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 37693
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 161
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

150th Anniversary of Independence

Obverse

Liberty standing on a portion of the globe. She holds a scroll in one hand representing the Declaration of Independence and a lit torch in the other.

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES OF·AMERICA
1926
1776
LIBERTY

Engraver: John R. Sinnock

John Ray Sinnock was the eighth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1925 to 1947.

Reverse

Independence Hall

Lettering:
SESQUICENTENNIAL·OF AMERICAN·INDEPENDENCE
IN GOD WE TRUST
JRS
E PLURIBUS UNUM
2 ½ DOLLARSั

Engraver: John R. Sinnock

John Ray Sinnock was the eighth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1925 to 1947.

Edge

Milled

Comments

Two commemorative coins were issued to mark the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence Quarter Eagle and the 1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence Half Dollar.

The 1926 Sesquicentennial Quarter Eagle had a maximum authorized mintage of 200,000 coins and were sold at a price of $4 each. The US Mint struck the entire authorized mintage, but ended up melting more than three quarters of the coins after they failed to sell. Despite the importance of the anniversary, the coins failed to generate significant interest from the public.

Notably, this would represent the last of the early commemorative coins struck in gold. All remaining issues of the series would take the form of the silver half dollar.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1926  200 226 154,207 melted = 46,019

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