½ Dollar (Panama-Pacific Exposition) – United States – Numista

Commemorative issue

Panama–Pacific International Exposition

Obverse

A full length figure of the allegorical Columbia with rays of the sun and the Golden Gate in the background. Her arms are outstretched to scatter fruits and flowers. A cherub appears to her right holding a cornucopia.

Lettering:

PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION
S 1915

Engraver:
Charles Edward Barber

Charles Edward Barber was the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1879 until his death in 1917.
Although Barber’s coins were met with mixed reviews, he had a long and fruitful career in coinage, designing most of the coins used at the mint during his time as Chief Engraver.

Charles Edward Barber was the sixth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1879 until his death in 1917. Although Barber’s coins were met with mixed reviews, he had a long and fruitful career in coinage, designing most of the coins used at the mint during his time as Chief Engraver.

Reverse

An American Eagle with wings outstretched, perched on a shield. An oak branch and olive branch appears to each side to represent strength and peace.

Lettering:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
IN GOD
WE TRUST
· HALF DOLLAR ·

Engraver:
George T. Morgan

George T. Morgan was an English United States Mint engraver, who is famous for designing many popular coins, such as the Morgan dollar, and the Columbian half dollar.

George T. Morgan was an English United States Mint engraver, who is famous for designing many popular coins, such as the Morgan dollar, and the Columbian half dollar.

Edge

Reeded

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