Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1935
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 73-225

Background

The Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar was first issued in 1935 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the admission of Arkansas into the Union. It was reissued annually through 1939.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features an eagle with wings spread against a background containing rays and stars.  The models for this coin were prepared by Emily Bates

The reverse design features the heads of an Indian and Liberty. Inscriptions: Liberty, Arkansas Centennial, and 1836 1936.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • ARKANSAS
  • HALF DOLLAR
  • 1935
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Reverse Inscriptions

  • LIBERTY
  • ARKANSAS CENTENNIAL
  • 1836
  • 1936

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Edward Everett Burr
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016