U.S. 1918 “Lincoln” Silver Half Dollar, Extra Fine. Created by George T. Morgan, the famous designer of the Morgan dollar, this 90% silver half dollar carries a haunting portrait of one of histories most famous leaders. The engraving of the beardless young Abraham Lincoln is based on a statue in Springfield, Illinois. His image captures the deep reflectiveness of the great future president. The reverse portrays the Illinois State Seal for the 100th anniversary of the state’s admission to the Union in 1818. Our Extra Fine quality retains strong details on all features.
U.S. 1922 “Ulysses S. Grant” Silver Half Dollar, Extra Fine. Here’s a wonderfully affordable Civil War commemorative combining silver value and historic significance. This beautiful issue portrays the Union’s victorious general who later became President, based on a Mathew Brady photograph. The portrait of Grant captures his fierce determination to persevere. His tree-framed Ohio birthplace is shown on the reverse. Issued on the 100th anniversary of Grant’s birth, to help support Ohio memorials, the coin was issued in two forms: with a star (mintage 4,256) and without a star (mintage 67,405). We offer the more affordable “no star” issue in clearly detailed Extra Fine quality.
U.S. 1926 “Sesquicentennial” Silver Half Dollar, Extra Fine. This early U.S. Mint commemorative 90% silver half dollar celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Linking the two eras are busts of George Washington and then-president Calvin Coolidge (though it wasn’t quite legal to show a living American on a U.S. coin). The Liberty Bell on the reverse was later adapted for the Franklin half dollar. The maximum number authorized were struck, but many were returned to the Mint for melting when they failed to sell. Our Extra Fine quality retains virtually all detailing in the engravings.