Iowa Centennial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1946
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 79-612

Background

The Iowa Centennial Half Dollar was released in 1946 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Iowa statehood.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features the first stone capitol building at Iowa City.

The reverse features the Iowa State Seal of an eagle with wings spread outward, holding a large ribbon with the words 'Our Liberties Our Rights We Prize and Will Maintain.'

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • THE OLD STONE CAPITOL IOWA CITY
  • LIBERTY
  • HALF DOLLAR

Reverse Inscriptions

  • IOWA STATEHOOD CENTENNIAL
  • 1846-1946
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • OUR LIBERTIES OUR RIGHTS WE PRIZE AND WILL MAINTAIN

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Adam Pietz
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016