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Iowa Half Dollar

Iowa Seal postcard

Commemorative issue

The Iowa Statehood Centennial Half Dollar

100th Anniversary of Statehood

1846 - 1946


Coin Description

Front: The Iowa state emblem, in the center. An eagle with the words, "Our Liberties We Prize And Our Rights We Will Maintain". Around the rim, "Iowa Statehood Centennial" and the anniversary dates "1846 - 1946".

Reverse: In the center, an image of the Iowa City Capitol Building with the inscription, "The Old Stone Capitol Iowa City". In the field, "In God We Trust - Liberty". Around the rim, "United States of America - Half Dollar".


Cat # Item Type Diameter Weight Mintage AU Unc
Y C26 Iowa 1946 Silver/.900 30.6 mm 12.5 grams 100,000 110.00 120.00


Iowa Half Dollar Iowa Half Dollar


AU About Uncirculated
Unc Uncirculated


Almost Uncirculated (AU): All of the detail will be visible. The coin will exhibit some wear on the highest points of the coin.

Uncirculated (Unc): A coin that did not enter circulation. Will exhibit original mint luster.


Also Available: 1946 Iowa Statehood First Day Cover issued by the USA Postal Service. A 3 cent Commemorative Postage stamp in honor of the 100 year Centennial, 1846-1946. Canceled on the First Day of issue 8/3/1946.


Cat # image
Description
Price
942-9
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by the Smartcraft Company. A view of a farmer with a city, lake and mountains in the background with Text: Iowa - 100th Anniversary. Printed in black. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-10
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by the Smartcraft Company. The State Flag with a view of the capitol in the background. Text: 100th Anniversary Iowa Statehood. Printed in red and blue. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-11
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by the Herman Fluegel. The State Flag and Seal with a farmer plowing a field. A popular multi-color design. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-12
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by L.W. Staehle for Cachet Craft. The State Flag and Capitol with Text: Iowa - 100 Years of Statehood. 1846 -1946. Printed in red and blue. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-14
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by Ken Boll for Cachet Craft. Farmers with the Centennial emblem in the background. Text: Iowa Centennial. 1846 - 100 Years of Statehood - 1946. Printed in purple and gold. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-15
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by Walter Czubay. The State Flag with the Capitol building below. Text: Iowa Statehood. 1846 - 1946. 100th Anniversary. Printed in blue. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-18
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by Stephen Anderson. A corn field with paragraph of text below. Printed in black. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-20
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by the Artmaster Company. The State Capitol with Text: Iowa Centennial 1846-1946. "The state where tall corn grows". First Day of Issue. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-21
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by the Fidelity Stamp Company. The State Capitol with a large ear of corn in the background. Text: First Day of Issue August 3, 1946. 100th Anniversary of Statehood. Printed in red and blue. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-22
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by the House of Farnum Company. A large ear of corn with Text: IOWA. 100th Anniversary of Statehood. 1846-1946. First Day Cover. Printed in orange. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-23
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by Day Lowry for the Aristocrat Company. A view of a farmer with a city in the background. The State Flower, a Sioux Chief and paragraph of text. Printed in black. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-27
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by Henry Grimsland. An image of the state with a covered wagon above. Text: Iowa - 100th Anniversary. 1846 -1946. Admitted to Statehood Dec. 28, 1846. Printed in blue. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-30
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by the Artcraft Company. The State Capitol with Text: First Day of Issue. Iowa became the 29th State on Dec. 28, 1946. 100th Anniversary of the Admission of Iowa to Statehood. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-32
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by Harry Ioor. A farm with an image of the State. Text: Iowa Statehood Centennial. 1846 -1946. Iowa. Printed in purple and black. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
942-42
Iowa Statehood FDC with cachet. Canceled in Iowa City, Iowa. August 3, 1946. The cachet designed by W.G. Crosby. The State Seal with a real photograph of the capitol building below. Printed in purple. Envelope: 3 5/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00


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