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New Rochelle, New York, 250th Anniversary

(1938) New Rochelle, New York, 250th Anniversary

(1938) New Rochelle, New York, 250th Anniversary
(1938) New Rochelle, New York, 250th Anniversary

(1938) New Rochelle, New York, 250th Anniversary

To observe the founding of New Rochelle in 1688 by French Huguenots, a special half dollar was issued in 1938. The title to the land that the Huguenots purchased from John Pell provided that a fattened calf be given away every year on June 20. This is represented by a calf and figure of John Pell on the obverse of the coin. The fleur-de-lis, which is shown on the reverse, is adapted from the seal of the city. Both sides of the coin were designed by Gertrude K. Lathrop.

Coin Attributes

  • Designer: Gertrude K. Lathrop
    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..
  • PF-65 Gem Proof. Gem Proof.
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