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Panama - Pacific Exposition

(1915) Panama - Pacific Exposition

This half dollar was designed by Charles E. Barber (obverse) and George T. Morgan (reverse). The exposition held in San Francisco in 1915 celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. The coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint and were sold at $1 each during the exposition. A representation of Columbia with the golden gate in the background is the principal feature of the obverse. The Panama-Pacific coins were the first commemorative coins to carry the motto IN GODWE TRUST, which appears above the eagle.

(1915) Panama - Pacific Exposition
(1915) Panama - Pacific Exposition

(1915) Panama - Pacific Exposition

This half dollar was designed by Charles E. Barber (obverse) and George T. Morgan (reverse). The exposition held in San Francisco in 1915 celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. The coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint and were sold at $1 each during the exposition. A representation of Columbia with the golden gate in the background is the principal feature of the obverse. The Panama-Pacific coins were the first commemorative coins to carry the motto IN GOD WE TRUST, which appears above the eagle.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1915
    Designer: Charles E. Barber and George T. Morgan
    Weight: 12.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • 1915S, Panama-Pacific Exposition Half Dollar
  • 27,134
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