US Commemorative Half: California Diamond Jubilee 1925
Oh, wow, Cat. What a beautiful coin. This coin comes from a time when the US Mint knew how to create artistic designs. In my view, modern coin designs stink compared to the earlier ones. But this, of course, is mere opinion ... sorry for my blurt-out!
In any case, the US issued a long series of commemorative half dollars during the early and mid 1900s. Yours is one of many interesting coins from the series. Here are some catalog values:
worn: $35 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $100
well preserved: $140
fully uncirculated: $200
NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.
don't try to clean your commem. That will only lower its value.
Diamond Jubilee coins in fully uncirculated condition can increase in catalog value as high as $1000, but those are very rare.
Be sure you understand what we mean when we say 'catalog value.' Use our Important Terminology link to understand what this weasel word means.
, Genre: United States
Requested by: cat, Mon, 14-Dec-2009 05:21:29 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 24-Mar-2014 01:06:14 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 03-Jul-2015 13:33:50 GMT
Requester description: 1925 front: LIBERTY inscripted on top, a man pan mining on the front crouched over on one knee. next to him inscribed very small IN GOD WE TRUST on 2 line. Below the man an inscription that says CALIFORNIA'S DIAMOND JUBILEE on 2 lines with stars on both lines at the begining and end. below that is the date 1925. back: at the top is the inscription E (dot) PLURIBUS (dot)UNUM. Below this is the California Grizzly Bear aand he takes up the whole center of the coin. Below him is inscribed (dot) UNITED (dot) STATES (dot) OF (dot) AMERICA on two lines. Below this is the inscription HALF DOLLAR and below that is the mint mark S
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