Elgin, Illinois Centennial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1936
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 74-688

Background

The Elgin, Illinois Centennial Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the city’s founding.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features the head of a pioneer.

The reverse features a group of four pioneer figures.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • PIONEER
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1673-1936

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • PIONEER MEMORIAL
  • ELGIN ILLINOIS
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • HALF DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Trygve A. Rovelstad
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016