List of United States commemorative coins and medals (1920s)

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1920[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Maine Centennial half dollar Arms of Maine Pine wreath 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

100,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

50,058 (P)[1]

1920 Maine centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Maine centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar Governor William Bradford The Mayflower 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

300,000 (max 1920-1921 total)

Uncirculated:

200,000 (P)[2]

1920 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar obverse.jpg Pilgrim tercentenary half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1921[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar Governor William Bradford, 1921 in field The Mayflower 90% Ag, 10% Cu Uncirculated:

100,000 (P)[3]

1921 Pilgrim tercentenary half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Pilgrim tercentenary half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Missouri Centennial half dollar Daniel Boone Boone with a Native American 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

250,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

240,000 (P)[4]

1921 Missouri centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Missouri centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Missouri Centennial half dollar

(2*4 variety)

Daniel Boone, 2*4 in field Boone with a Native American 90% Ag, 10% Cu Uncirculated:

10,000 (P)[4]

1921 1921 Missouri Centennial half dollar (with 2*4) obverse.jpg Missouri centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Alabama Centennial half dollar Thomas Kilby and William Bibb Adaptation of the State Seal of Alabama 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

100,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

35,000 (P)[5]

1921 1921 Alabama Centennial half dollar (without 2X2) obverse.jpg Alabama centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Alabama Centennial half dollar

(2X2 variety)

Thomas Kilby and William Bibb, 2X2 in field Adaptation of the State Seal of Alabama 90% Ag, 10% Cu Uncirculated:

30,000 (P)[5]

1921 Alabama centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Alabama centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1922[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Grant Memorial half dollar

(no star)

Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

250,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

245,000 (P)[6]

1922 Grant centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Grant centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Grant Memorial half dollar

(star)

Ulysses S. Grant, star between AMERICA and GRANT Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant 90% Ag, 10% Cu Uncirculated:

5,000 (P)[6]

1922 1922 Grant Memorial Half dollar with star, obverse.jpg 1922 Grant Memorial Half dollar with star, reverse.jpg
$1 Grant Memorial dollar

(no star)

Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant 90% Au, 10% Cu Authorized:

10,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

5,016 (P)[7]

1922 Grant dollar without star obverse.jpg Grant dollar with star reverse.jpg
$1 Grant Memorial dollar

(star)

Ulysses S. Grant, star between AMERICA and GRANT Birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant 90% Au, 10% Cu Uncirculated:

5,106 (P)[7]

1922 Grant dollar with star obverse.jpg Grant dollar with star reverse.jpg

1923[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Monroe Doctrine Centennial half dollar Conjoined heads of former presidents James Monroe and John Quincy Adams Stylized figures representing North and South America touch at the Panama Canal 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

300,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

274,077 S[8]

1923 Monroe doctrine centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Monroe doctrine centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1924[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Huguenot-Walloon half dollar Gaspard de Coligny and William the Silent Nieuw Nederlandt 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

300,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

142,080 (P)[9]

1924 1924 50C Huguenot-Walloon New Netherland (reverse).jpg

1925[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial half dollar The Minute Man in Concord, Massachusetts Old Belfry in Lexington, Massachusetts 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

300,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

162,013 (P)[10]

1925 Lexington-concord sesquicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg
50¢ Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Eagle perched on a mountain crag; inscription to the bravery of the soldiers of the South 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

5,000,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

1,314,709 (P)[11]

1925 Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar obverse.jpg Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ California Diamond Jubilee half dollar A Forty-Niner panning for gold Grizzly bear 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

300,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

150,000 S[12]

1925 California half dollar obverse (transparent) - TFA.png California half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Fort Vancouver Centennial half dollar John McLoughlin Frontiersman with Mount Hood in background 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

300,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

50,000 (S)[13]

1925 Fort vancouver half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Fort vancouver half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

Medals[edit]

Medal Obverse design Reverse design Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
Norse-American medal

(gold)

Viking warrior Viking longship Proof:

100 (P)[14]

1925 1925 Medal Norse Gold commemorative (reverse).jpg
Norse-American medal

(silver)

Viking warrior Viking longship Uncirculated:

6,000 (P) (thin)
33,750 (P) (thick)[15]

1925 1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (obverse).jpg 1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (reverse).jpg
Norse-American medal

(silver-plated bronze)

Viking warrior Viking longship Uncirculated:

est. 60-75 (P)[16]

1925 1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (obverse).jpg 1925 Medal Norse Silver commemorative (reverse).jpg

1926[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ United States Sesquicentennial half dollar George Washington and Calvin Coolidge Liberty Bell 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

1,000,000 (max)

Uncirculared: 1,000,000 (P)[17]

1926 1926 50C Sesquicentennial (obv).jpg 1926 50C Sesquicentennial (rev).jpg
$2.50 United States Sesquicentennial quarter eagle Liberty, bearing a scroll representing the United States Declaration of Independence and a torch Independence Hall, with a rising sun behind it 90% Au, 10% Cu Authorized:

200,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

200,000 (P)[18]

1926 1926 $2 1-2 Sesquicentennial (obv).jpg 1926 $2 1-2 Sesquicentennial (rev).jpg
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

6,000,000 (max 1926–1939 total)

Uncirculated:

47,955 (P)
83,055 S[19]

1926 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar obverse (Philadelphia).jpg Oregon trail memorial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1927[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Vermont Sesquicentennial half dollar Ira Allen Cougar 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

40,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

40,000 (P)[20]

1927 Vermont battle bennington sesquicentennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Vermont battle bennington sesquicentennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

1928[edit]

Non-circulating coins[edit]

Face value Coin Obverse design Reverse design Composition Mintage Available Obverse Reverse
50¢ Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar Native American standing in front of a US map Ox-drawn covered wagon being led west toward the setting sun 90% Ag, 10% Cu Uncirculated:

6,028 (P)[21]

1928 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar obverse (Philadelphia).jpg 1928 Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Hawaii Sesquicentennial half dollar Captain James Cook A Hawaiian chieftain with extended arm; Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in background 90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

10,000 (max)

Uncirculated:

10,008 (P)

Proof:

50 (P)[22]

1928 Hawaii sesquicentennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1920 Maine Centennial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  2. ^ "1920-1921 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  3. ^ "1920-1921 Pilgrim Tercentenary Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  4. ^ a b "1921 Missouri Centennial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  5. ^ a b "1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  6. ^ a b "1922 Grant Memorial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  7. ^ a b "1922 Grant Memorial Gold Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  8. ^ "1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  9. ^ Aĭtbaeva, null (1975). "[Ultrasonic test in evaluation of the function of the Eustachian tube]". Zdravookhranenie Kirgizii (4): 35–37. ISSN 0132-8867. PMID 1924.
  10. ^ "1925 Lexington Concord Sesquicentennial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  11. ^ "1925 Stone Mountain Memorial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  12. ^ "1925 California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  13. ^ "1925 Fort Vancouver Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  14. ^ "Norse Medal Matte Gold (Proof) Norse Medal - PCGS CoinFacts". PCGS. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  15. ^ "Norse Medal Thick (Regular Strike) Norse Medal - PCGS CoinFacts". PCGS. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  16. ^ Swiatek, pp. 168–169.
  17. ^ "1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  18. ^ "1926 Sesquicentennial of American Independence Quarter Eagle Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  19. ^ "1926-1939 Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  20. ^ "1927 Vermont Sesquicentennial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  21. ^ "1926-1939 Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  22. ^ "1928 Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". Retrieved 2019-04-11.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Swiatek, Anthony (2012). Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States. Chicago: KWS Publishers. ISBN 978-0-9817736-7-4.