Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar
- Year of Issue: 1928
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 70-98
The Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar was released in 1928 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the islands.
Obverse InscriptionsThe obverse design is based on sketches submitted by Juliette May Fraser and includes a portrait of Capt. James Cook.
The reverse features a portrait of a native chief with robe and spear. He stands on the summit of a hill and extends his hand in welcome. Behind him are a coconut tree and a Hawaiian village of grass huts in the distance along the Waikiki Beach at the foot of Diamond Hill.
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- CAPT. JAMES COOK, DISCOVERER OF HAWAII
- HALF DOLLAR
Incused (edge) Inscriptions
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: Chester Beach