½ Dollar Maryland

½ Dollar (Maryland) - obverse½ Dollar (Maryland) - reverse

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Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1934
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.50 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 77060
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 166
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Maryland Tercentenary

Obverse

Cecil Calvert (2nd Lord Baltimore) bust right.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
United States of America
In God We Trust
E. Pluribus Unum
Cecil Calvert
Half Dollar

Engraver: Hans Schuler Read more on Wikipedia

Hans Schuler Sr. (1874-1951), originally from Alsace-Lorraine, was the first American sculptor to win a Salon Gold Medal in Paris (1901). Known as the Monument Maker, Schuler graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art's Rinehart School of Sculpture, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Reverse

The reverse of the coin features the coat of arms of Marlyland. A small banner beneath includes the motto “Fatti Maschii Parole Femine”, which translates to “Deeds are manly, words womanly.”

Script: Latin

Lettering:
Maryland Tercentenary
1634-1934

Engraver: Hans Schuler Read more on Wikipedia

Hans Schuler Sr. (1874-1951), originally from Alsace-Lorraine, was the first American sculptor to win a Salon Gold Medal in Paris (1901). Known as the Monument Maker, Schuler graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art's Rinehart School of Sculpture, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

► 0.3617 oz weight Silver

After several years lacking new commemorative coins, the 1934 Maryland Tercentenary Half Dollar was issued to mark the 300th anniversary of English colonists arriving in Maryland. The colonists were sponsored by Cecil Calvert, or Lord Baltimore, who is depicted on the obverse of the coin.

The authorized mintage for the 1934 Maryland Half Dollar was a modest 25,000 pieces. The entire mintage was struck and distributed by the Maryland Tercentenary Commission. After conducting initial sales at $1 per coin, bulk quantities were made available at discounted prices, until the entire mintage was sold.

The Maryland Tercentenary Half Dollar is almost always encountered with a flat strike or friction at the highest points of the obverse portrait. This makes attractive, gem examples difficult to locate.

Authorization: Public Law 73-215
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 25,000, plus 15 assay coins.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1934  25 015 $ 160

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