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Coinage of 50-cent pieces in commemoration of the Battle of Antietam.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures

Coinage of 50-cent pieces in commemoration of the Battle of Antietam.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anniversaries,
  • Coinage,
  • Monuments

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesCoinage of 50-cent pieces in commemoration of 75th anniversary of Battle of Antietam
    SeriesH.rp.892
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination2 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18308373M

    Battle of Antietam Rare Coin News. Rare Coin Articles Monaco Rare Coins. After the surrender of Harper’s Ferry, Sept. 15, , Robert E. Lee felt vulnerable. General Franklin had entered Pleasant Valley and threatened the severance of his army. L Lee at . The Army of the Potomac, under the command of Maj. Gen. George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against Gen. Robert E. Lee’s forces along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on Septem The morning attacks by the Union I and XII Corps on the Confederate left flank, and vicious Confederate counterattacks by Gen.

    The reverse shows a peaceful view of Antietam Creek Bridge (Later renamed Burnside Bridge after Union General Ambrose Burnside.) Around the scene is the legend SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF ANTIETAM In the sky above the scene is the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM and below is THE BURNSIDE BRIDGE and the date of the battle September 17th A. Coin Sale (Captain John W. Haseltine, 1/), lot , the first auction appearance. B. A coin in the possession of Dr. William Lee circa , which he photographed and published in a book on Confederate notes. C. Dr. Edward Maris Collection (Harlan Page Smith, 6/), lot D. Maris Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 11/), lot E.

    battle of Antietam was to divide Lee's troops, and while the first half is keeping McClellan's army distracted, the second half would flank them from the other side. However the Confederate plan failed due to the Union finding out what the Confederacy's plan of attack was. The Act authorizing these issues is, as follows: [Public —No. —68th Congress] An Act To authorize the coinage of silver cent pieces in commemoration of the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Bennington and the independence of Vermont, in commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the admission of California.


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Coinage of 50-cent pieces in commemoration of the Battle of Antietam by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures Download PDF EPUB FB2

PUBLIC—NO. —75TH CONGRESS CHAPTER —1ST SESSION S. J An Act To authorize the coinage of cent pieces in commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Antietam.

Commemorative Coins/ Battle of Antietam Half Dollar; Battle of Antietam Half Dollar. Commemorative Coins. Year of Issue: ; Authorizing Legislation: Public Law ; Background. The Battle of Antietam Half Dollar was released in to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bloodiest one day battle in American history.

(Cent Piece). The coinage of this commemorative was prompted by the Washington County Historical Society of Hagerstown, Maryland, which designated an Antietam Celebration Commission to co-ordinate events marking the battle’s 75th anniversary in A bill authorizing the coinage of no more t Antietam half dollars was passed on June 24 of that year.

The Battle of Antietam half dollar was designed by William M. Simpson and minted in to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of obverse depicts Robert E. Lee and George McClellan, and the reverse shows Burnside's BridgeValue: 50 cents ( US dollars). The Antietam half dollar is a very popular commemorative issue with collectors.

The original mintage coins altho were melted as unsold at the original issue price of $ So the original mintage distributed to collectors is actua Unlike many of its contemporaries, the Antietam half dollar commemorates an event that was of truly national significance.

Its coinage was prompted by the Washington County Historical Society of Hagerstown, Maryland, which designated an Antietam Celebration Commission to co-ordinate events marking the battle's 75th anniversary in   The first Civil War related coin I ever acquired was the Battle of Antietam Anniversary Half Dollar.

Issued in to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the horrific Septem battle. By the time the coins went on sale, however, interest from the collecting public was waning, and o coins were sold.

The remain pieces were returned to the Philadelphia Mint and melted. The low mintage of the Antietam commemorative half dollar makes for a relatively pricey coin compared to some other commemoratives of the era. The Long Island Tercentenary half dollar was a commemorative half dollar struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in The obverse depicts a male Dutch settler and an Algonquian tribesman, and the reverse shows a Dutch sailing ship.

It was designed by Howard Weinman, the son of Mercury dime designer Adolph A. Weinman. The Long Island Tercentenary Committee wanted a coin to mark the. The half dollar, sometimes referred to as the half for short or cent piece, is a United States coin worth 50 cents, or one half of a is the largest United States circulating coin currently produced in both size and weight, being inches ( millimeters) in diameter and in ( mm) in thickness, and is twice the weight of the quarter.

Unlike many of its contemporaries, the Antietam half dollar commemorates an event that was of truly national significance. Its coinage was prompted by the Washington County Historical Society of Hagerstown, Maryland, which designated an Antietam Celebration Commission to co-ordinate events marking the battle’s 75th anniversary in Battle of Antietam, also called Battle of Sharpsburg, (Septem ), in the American Civil War (–65), a decisive engagement that halted the Confederate invasion of Maryland, an advance that was regarded as one of the greatest Confederate threats to Washington, D.C.

The Union name for the battle is derived from Antietam Creek, which flows south from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to the. Today we take a look at the second commemorative half-dollar to mark the 75th anniversary of a Civil War battle -- the Battle of Antietam coin.

The coin presented here is a PCGS MS example. The coin commemorates the bloodiest single day of the Civil War -- 17 September   This Act has the distinction of being the only Act approved in for which there is a coinage datedand for which the coinage was actually minted in that year. The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest single-day battles of the War between the States.

Approximat soldiers of both sides lost their lives in the conflict. American Civil War Battle of Antietam JFK Kennedy Half Dollar U.s.

Coin. $ New. American Civil War Battle of Fort Sumter JFK Kennedy Half Dollar U.s. Coin Time Life Complete Collectors Library of the Civil War Book Set 30 Volume. $ Was: Previous Price $ $ shipping BATTLE OF ANTIETAM American CIVIL WAR Genuine.

An Illustrated History of U.S. Commemorative Coinage. New York, NY: Arco Publishing. ISBN United States House of Representatives Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Ap ). To authorize the coinage of cent pieces in commemoration of the three-hundredth anniversary of the landing of the Swedes in Delaware.

The Battle of Antietam, on Septemas one of the bloodiest single-day battles of the war, with more t men killed, wounded, or missing. This piece come in a mint st and are certified by PCGS. The "Coin Images" is for illustration purposes to represent coin type and an indicator of the quality of the item.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, o of these intricately designed silver half dollars were struck in How many managed to survive the next seven decades is unknown, but they've been one of the prized coins sought after by collectors ever since.

The Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar was an American fifty-cent piece struck in at the Philadelphia main purpose was to raise money on behalf of the Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association for the Stone Mountain Memorial near Atlanta, ed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum, the coin features a depiction of Confederate generals Robert E.

Lee and Stonewall. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency, 2 books William A. Frassanito, 2 books Isaac W. Heysinger, 2 books Meserve, William N., 1 book George C. Keidel, 1 book Eric William Sheppard, 1 book Ethan Sepp Rafuse, 1 book Norman Stevens, 1 book Richard Croker, 1 book Terry Reimer, 1 book Walter Clark, 1 book James M.

McPherson, 1 book. BATTLE OF ANTIETAM SEPT. 17, HISTORIC DUNKER CHURCH © A.S.M.C.A. HAGERSTOWN BI-CENTENNIAL ANTIETAM - SOUTH MOUNTAIN CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR MONEY GOOD FOR 50c IN TRADE At any cooperating business or redeemable at any Washington or Frederick County Maryland Bank on or before p.m.

Aug, 1, This token or coin measures about 1. Gardner, 41 years old at the time of the battle, was employed by Mathew Brady who owned a photography gallery in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. Historic Paintings by Captain James Hope Professional artist James Hope, was 43 years old and a .The National Antietam Commemoration, after having attained its every objective, has now passed into history.

The commemoration is ended, but through the medium of the magnificently designed Battle of Antietam commemorative half dollar, its objectives will live forever in the hearts of those who possess this coin.