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1928 Half Dollar Hawaiian

1928 Half Dollar Hawaiian

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 10315)

The 1928 Half dollar is part of a series of Classic Commemorative coins struck from 1893-1954. The specific variety is Hawaiian. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Proof (PR) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of 50 struck.
One of the most popular commemorative coins in its time and today is the 1928 Hawaiian half dollar, a coin honoring the 150th anniversary of Captain James Cook's landing in the Hawaiian islands in 1778. The coin, designed by Juliette May Fraser and Chester Beach, depicts Captain Cook on the obverse and on the reverse a picturesque island panorama with a native Hawaiian welcomingly gesturing toward the viewer.

The coin saw a relatively small mintage of around 10,000 pieces and they were widely distributed by the Bank of Hawaii for $2 apiece -- the highest issue price for a commemorative half dollar at that time. Most examples are well struck and lustrous, though exhibit have heavy toning.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 10315
Coin Date: 1928
Denomination: 50c / Half dollar
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 50
Coinage Type: Classic Commemorative
Coinage Years: 1893-1954
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Hawaiian
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 12.5 gr
Weight: 0.36169 oz
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Juliette May Fraser (Sketched), Chester Beach (Executed)
Obverse Designer: Juliette May Fraser (Sketched), Chester Beach (Executed)
Reverse Designer: Juliette May Fraser (Sketched), Chester Beach (Executed)
PCGS #: 9310

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