Fort Vancouver Centennial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs

Background

The Fort Vancouver Centennial Half Dollar was released in 1925 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Fort Vancouver by the Hudson’s Bay Company, State of Washington.

The San Francisco Mint produced the coins, although there is no mint mark.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features the likeness and name of Dr. John McLoughlin, builder of the fort.

The reverse features the full-length figure of a frontiersman with gun, the fort and a mountain peak in the background.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1825
  • 1925
  • DR. JOHN MCLOUGHLIN
  • HALF DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

  • FORT VANCOUVER CENTENNIAL
  • VANCOUVER WASHINGTON FOUNDED 1825 BY HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Laura Gardin Fraser
Content last reviewed March 17, 2020