Harriet Tubman Half Dollar Clad Coin
The U.S. Mint will release the 2024 Harriet Tubman Half Dollar Clad Coin as part of the Harriet Tubman Commemorative Coin Program. The program celebrates the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman’s birth. The Mint will strike $5 gold coins, $1 silver coins, and half dollar clad coins as part of the program. The designs follow the three periods of Tubmans’ life and work.
The half dollar designs represent her work as a scout, spy, and nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War.
Recipient Organization: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc.Surcharges in the amount of $35 for each $5 gold coin sold, $10 for each silver dollar sold, and $5 for each half dollar sold are authorized to be paid to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Harriet Tubman Home, Inc., in Auburn, New York to advance their missions.
Commemorative Coin Surcharges
Commemorative coin programs are created by acts of Congress to honor a person, place, or event. Surcharges from the sales of these coins help fund a variety of organizations and projects that benefit the public. Commemorative coins are only available from the United States Mint for a limited time, as specified by public law.
The obverse (heads) depicts Harriet Tubman, who distinguished herself as the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the Civil War. The Combahee River Raid resulted in more than 700 enslaved persons in South Carolina being freed. In the background, two Civil War-era boats represent the raid.
The reverse (tails) depicts Harriet Tubman holding a spyglass in front of a row of Civil War-era tents, symbolizing her work as a scout and spy for the Union Army during the Civil War.
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- HARRIET TUBMAN
- CIVIL WAR
- COMBAHEE RIVER RAID LEADER
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- HALF DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark
- Composition: 8.33% nickel, balance copper
- Diameter: 1.205 inches
- Weight: 11.340 grams
- Mintage Limit: 750,000 across all clad product options