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Roanoke Island, North Carolina 1587-1937


Half Dollar


Roanoke FDC

State of North Carolina


Commemorative issue to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the founding of the colony on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.


Coin Description

Front: In the center, a bust of Sir Walter Raleigh. In the field, "Liberty - E. Pluribus Unum - Sir Walter Raleigh" with the date "1937". Around the rim, "United States of America - Half Dollar".


Reverse: The baby Virginia Dare held by her mother Ellinor Dare. In the field, two English three masted ships and the motto "In God We Trust". Around the rim, "The Colonization of Roanoke Island North Carolina" and the anniversary dates "1587-1937".


Cat # Item Type Diameter Weight Mintage AU Unc
Y C43 Roanoke 1937 Silver/.900 30.6 mm 12.5 grams 29,000 175.00 195.00


Roanoke Half Dollar Roanoke 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: 1937 Roanoke/Virginia Dare First Day Cover issued by the USA Postal Service. A 5 cent Commemorative Postage stamp in memory of Virginia Dare, born in Roanoke in 1587. Canceled on the First Day of issue August 18, 1937.


Cat # image
Description
Price
#796-7 P1
Roanoke - Virginia Dare FDC with cachet. Canceled at the Manteo, N.C. August 18, 1937. The cachet designed by Harry Ioor. An image of the child with the Carolina shoreline below. Envelope: 3 7/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
#796-13 P1
Roanoke - Virginia Dare FDC with cachet. Canceled at the Manteo, N.C. August 18, 1937. The cachet designed by Stephen Anderson. An image of Elinor Dare with several Indian Tepee's in the background. Envelope: 3 7/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
#796-31 P1
Roanoke - Virginia Dare FDC with cachet. Canceled at the Manteo, N.C. August 18, 1937. The cachet designed by George Linn. An image of The baby Virginia Dare held by her mother Ellinor Dare with Text below. Printed in Silver and black. Envelope: 3 7/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
#796-32 P1
Roanoke - Virginia Dare FDC with cachet. Canceled at the Manteo, N.C. August 18, 1937. The cachet designed by George Linn. An image of the Monument, printed in brown and black. Text: Virginia Dare Monument - Roanoke Island, N.C. - 1587-1937 - Commemorating the Birth of the First English Child in America. Envelope: 3 7/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
#796-33 P1
Roanoke - Virginia Dare FDC with cachet. Canceled at the Manteo, N.C. August 18, 1937. The cachet designed by Ralph Dyer. An image of the Sir Walter Raleigh with a map of the Atlantic coast and a three masted ship in the background. A paragraph of text below. Printed in black. Envelope: 3 7/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00
#796-35 P1
Roanoke - Virginia Dare FDC with cachet. Canceled at the Manteo, N.C. August 18, 1937. The cachet designed by Henry Grimsland. An image of the Monument, printed in blue. Text: Virginia Dare 1587-1937 - Commemorating the Birth of First Child of English Parents in America. First Day Cover. Envelope: 3 7/8" x 6 1/2".
6.00


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