Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1924
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 67-440

Background

The Huguenot-Walloon Tercentenary Half Dollar was released in 1924 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the 1624 settling of New Netherland by Walloons, French and Belgian Huguenots, under the Dutch West India Company.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features a profile likenesses of Admiral Coligny and William the Silent, leaders in the struggle for civil and religious liberty.

The reverse features a reproduction of the New Nederland, the ship in which the refugees came to the New World.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • HUGUENOT HALF DOLLAR
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • COLIGNY
  • WILLIAM THE SILENT

Reverse Inscriptions

  • HUGUENOT-WALLOON TERCENTENARY
  • FOUNDING OF NEW NETHERLAND
  • 1624
  • 1924

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: G.T. Morgan
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016

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