The 1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar celebrated the 100th anniversary of statehood two years after the fact. Also of note, this represented the first U. Coin to depict a living person. Authorization for 100,000 of the silver half dollars had been received in May 1920, with the coins to be produced as soon as practicable.
The design proposal and discussion by Alabama Centennial Commissions Discussion was not concluded until 1921, by then the 102nd anniversary of Alabama's statehood. The Alabama Centennial Half Dollar obverse featured portraits of William Wyatt Bibb, the first governor of Alabama, and Thomas E. Twenty two stars are arranged to each side of the portrait. Some coins were struck with "2X2" in the right field above the stars.Although this was intended to be a scarcer variety, ultimately the number of plan and "2X2" coins were very close. Inscriptions on the obverse include "United States of America", "In God We Trust", "Bibb", "Kilby", "1921", and Half Dollar. The reverse of the coin features an eagle perched on a shield, which is based on the Alabama State Seal. Inscriptions include "State of Alabama", "1819", "Centennial", "1919", and on the ribbon in the eagle's beak "Here We Rest", which is the state motto. Laura Gardin Fraser designed both the obverse and reverse of the coin. Sales of the 1921 Alabama Centennial Half Dollar began on October 26, 1921 to coincide with President Warren Harding's visit to Birmingham, Alabama. Alabama Centennial Half Dollar Coin Specifications. Designer: Laura Gardin Fraser Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper Weight: 12.50 grams Diameter: 30.6 mm Authorization: Public Law 66-200 Maximum Authorized Mintage: 100,000. Alabama Centennial Half Dollar Mintages. 1921 "2X2": 30,000 1921 Plain: 35,000. Whether you are an investor seeking asset diversification, an experienced collector searching for a key date coin, or simply trying to find a vintage Proof Set as a gift, Woodland Treasure is available to meet your needs. The rate varies by state. If you need to change the Address you should cancel your order and place a new order using the correct address. Our goal is to provide outstanding customer service, we strive to respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. 1938 New Rochelle Commemorative Silver Half Dollar - NGC MS 64 - Mint State 64. 1923-S Monroe Doctrine Commemorative Silver Half Dollar- PCGS MS 64 -Toned. 1938-S Boone Silver Commemorative Half Dollar PCGS MS-66 CAC-Low Mintage. 1936 Arkansas Commemorative Silver Half Dollar NGC MS-65 - Mint State 65.
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