How much are my U.S. 1926 Sesquicentennial commemorative worth?

About 1926 Sesquicentennial Silver Commemoratives

Among the handful of pre-1930 commemorative half dollars is the 1926 United States Sesquicentennial, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This coin was struck in large numbers of over 1 million pieces and sold for $1 apiece, but most were melted. The 1926 Sesqui was designed by John Frederick Lewis and on its obverse features a jugate obverse portrait of first United States President George Washington and contemporary Commander-in-Chief Calvin Coolidge; the reverse showcases the Liberty Bell.

Like many of the earlier commemoratives, the 1926 Sesquicentennial half dollar was not widely saved in the higher grades, and many entered circulation. Most 1926 Sesquis are encountered in grades of MS62-64, with few grading MS65 or MS66. Any pieces grading higher are extremely rare. Be careful when buying 1926 Sesquis sight-unseen, as many pieces exhibit unsightly yellow toning.



Coin Date: 1926
Denom: 50c / Half dollar
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Classic Commemoratives, Silver
Coinage Years: 1892-1954
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Sesquicentennial
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Weight: 12.5 gr
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 9374
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CDN Market Values for: 1926 Sesquicentennial
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MS67 CAC


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MS67


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MS66 CAC


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MS66


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MS65 CAC


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MS65


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MS64 CAC


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MS64


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MS63 CAC


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MS63


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MS62 CAC


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MS62


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MS61 CAC


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MS61


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MS60 CAC


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MS60


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AU58 CAC


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AU58


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AU55 CAC


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AU55


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AU53 CAC


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AU53


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AU50 CAC


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AU50


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XF45 CAC


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XF45


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XF40 CAC


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XF40


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