Federal republic (1776-date)
|Value||2 1/2 Dollars (2.5 USD)|
|Orientation||Coin alignment ↑↓|
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Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
150th Anniversary of Independence
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.
IN GOD WE TRUST
E PLURIBUS UNUM
2 ½ DOLLARSั
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.
|1926||200 226||154,207 melted = 46,019|
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