Battle of Antietam Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1937
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 75-160

Background

The Battle of Antietam Half Dollar was released in 1937 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bloodiest one day battle in American history.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features generals George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee.

The reverse features the Burnside Bridge and the date of the Battle of Antietam.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • LIBERTY
  • GEN. GEORGE B. McCLELLAN
  • GEN. ROBERT E. LEE
  • HALF DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

  • SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY
  • BATTLE OF ANTIETAM
  • 1937
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • THE BURNSIDE BRIDGE
  • SEPTEMBER 17, 1862

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: William Marks Simpson
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016