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Why make this 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative Silver Half Dollar the next addition to your collection?
The year 1921 marked the 300th anniversary of the historic voyage of the Mayflower from England to the New World. The ten week journey concluded on November 21, 1620, landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts, with 102 Pilgrim passengers on board. In celebration of the important milestone, the U.S. Mint issued the Pilgrim Tercentenary half dollar in 1920 and 1921. Design of the coin is the work of Boston sculptor Cyrus E. Dallin. The imagery was based upon sketches provided to the artist by the Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission.
Handsome Commemorative Design
Obverse: The obverse features a portrait of Pilgrim William Bradford with a Bible cradled in his left arm. Bradford served as Governor of the Plymouth Colony for a total of approximately thirty intermittent years from 1621 until his death in 1657. Surrounding inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "PILGRIM HALF DOLLAR," with "IN GOD WE TRUST" located behind the governor. The letter "D" is positioned beneath the Pilgrim's elbow as a credit to the artist. The initial is understandably often misinterpreted as the Denver Mint mark.
Reverse: The Mayflower is depicted at full sail upon a rough ocean on the reverse. The inscription "PILGRIM TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION" curves around the image, with the anniversary dates "1620" and "1920" sweeping below.
Remarkable Silver Half Dollar
This 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Commemorative Silver Half Dollar is considered to be in Extremely Fine - About Uncirculated (XF-AU) condition. Expect the coin to feature sharp lettering and clear definition of design elements, light circulation wear on the highest points, and limited areas of original Mint luster, typically similar to a coin earning a grade of 45-58 on the Sheldon Scale.
This exciting 1920 Pilgrim Commemorative Silver Half Dollar coin will be a sensational addition to your collection!
This 1920 Silver Pilgrim Half Dollar XF-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:||1920|
|Weight in Grams:||12.5 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.4019 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||William Bradford|