Illinois Centennial Half Dollar
- Year of Issue: 1918
- Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 65-163
The Illinois Centennial Half Dollar was released in 1918 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the admission of Illinois into the Union.
CharacteristicsThe obverse design features a a low relief portrait of President Lincoln taken from the heroic statue that was unveiled at Springfield, Illinois, in August 1918. The statue was by the American sculptor Andrew O'Connor.
The reverse design is based on the Illinois State Seal.
- CENTENNIAL OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
- IN GOD WE TRUST
- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- E PLURIBUS UNUM
- STATE SOVEREIGNTY NATIONAL UNION
- HALF DOLLAR
Mint and Mint Mark
- Designer: George T. Morgan
- Designer: John Sinnock