Battle of Gettysburg Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1936
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 74-690

Background

The Battle of Gettysburg Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of one of the most crucial battles of the Civil War.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features the profile images of Union and Confederate Soldiers.

The reverse features a fasces—a bundle of sticks bound around an axe—flanked by shields of the Union and Confederacy and supported by sprays of oak and laurel.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • BLUE AND GRAY REUNION
  • LIBERTY
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Reverse Inscriptions

  • 75TH ANNIVERSARY
  • 1863
  • 1938
  • BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1936
  • HALF DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Frank Vittor
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016