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Why buy this Sesquicentennial Commemorative 1775-1925-P Lexington-Concord Silver Half Dollar?
When most Americans think of the country's break from Britain, they think of the Declaration of Independence. In fact, however, the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in Concord, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. They were followed the same day by a second conflict in Lexington, Massachusetts. The U.S. Mint marked the 150th anniversary of those early battles with a commemorative coin in 1925. 162,099 pieces were struck .900 fine silver at the Philadelphia Mint, which was represented by a "P" mint mark. Each coin coin contained .3617 oz of silver. This piece remains in Almost Uncirculated condition, meaning that it has just a little wear, and that all such wear is limited to the highest points.
Powerful Lexington and Concord Designs by Chester Beach
Chester Beach designed both faces of this commemorative. On the obverse is a statue by Daniel French known as The Minute Man, which stands in Concord. The statue is a tribute to those who were ready to fight at a moment's notice. The inscriptions "CONCORD MINUTE-MAN" and "IN GOD WE TRUST" flank the statue, while "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "PATRIOT HALF DOLLAR" are inscribed along the rim.
On the reverse is Lexington's Old Belfry Tower, which holds the bell that was run to assemble the rebel forces as the Battle of Concord was being fought. "OLD BELFRY, LEXINGTON" is inscribed below it, as are the anniversary dates, "1775-1925." The coin's name, "LEXINGTON-CONCORD SESQUICENTENNIAL," arches over it.
Add this Silver Commemorative 1775-1925-P Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial Half Dollar to your collection today.
This 1775-1925-P Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial Commemorative Silver Half Dollar Coin AU is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||1775-1925|
|Weight in Grams:||12.5 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.4019 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Minuteman Holding Rifle|
|Reverse Design:||Old Lexington Belfry|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Chester Beach|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Chester Beach|