Missouri Centennial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1921
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 66-381

Background

The Missouri Centennial Half Dollar was released in 1921 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Missouri’s admission into the Union.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features a bust of Daniel Boone wearing his famous coon-skin cap and deer-skin coat.

The reverse features Daniel Boone, with his power horn and rifle, directing the attention of an Indian to the westward course of the white man and the name of the city, Sedalia, where the centennial celebration was held.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • 1821
  • 1921
  • HALF DOLLAR
  • On some coins, the date appears as 2*4.

Reverse Inscriptions

  • MISSOURI CENTENNIAL
  • SEDALIA

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Robert Aitken
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016