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Antietam Half Dollar

Antietam photo

Commemorative issue

1937 Battle of Antietam

Coin Description

Front: Two Civil War generals, George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee, in the center of the coin. In the field, "In God We Trust - Liberty ". Around the rim, "United States of America - Half Dollar".

Reverse: The Burnside Bridge over the Antietam creek, in the center. In the field, the inscription "Burnside Bridge-September 17,1862", "E. Pluribus Unum". Around the rim, "Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Battle of Antietam - 1937".

This Civil War site marked the end of General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North in September 1862. The battle claimed more than 22,000 men killed, wounded, and missing on September 17,1862, and led to Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Cat # Item Type Diameter Weight Mintage AU Unc
Y C6 Antietam 1937 Silver/.900 30.6 mm 12.5 grams 18,028 550.00 600.00

Antietam Half Dollar Antietam 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.

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