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1906, 2 Kroner - Haakon VII, circulating commemorative, Norwegian independence

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Quite likely the most famous hand in the entire US classic commemorative coin series can be found on the Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar. The coin was issued from 1926 to 1939, though not in all years (no coins were struck in 1927, 1929-32 and 1935).

The coin was issued to commemorate those who traveled the original Trail and helped the United States expand westward; the coin was intended as a fundraiser to support the placement of monuments/memorials over the Trail.

On the coin's official reverse, a Native American is depicted facing east with his left arm and hand raised in warning to new settlers. Some joke that he is putting up his hand to say "Stop! No more westward expansion!"

1926-1939 Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar



I've posted about the Oregon Trail coin previously: 1926 Oregon Trail Memorial and 1926 Oregon Trail - Rotated Reverse Error? and here: 1936-S Oregeon Trail Half Dollar.

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The reverse of the 1936 Albany Charter 250th Anniversary commemorative half dollar depicts a hand shaking scene between Thomas Dongan (at left), the Governor of the Province of New York in 1686, and Peter Schuyler, the Head of the Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Albany area at the time.


(The Dongan image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license; the Schuyler image is in the public domain.)

In the scene depicted on the coin, Governor Dongan has already signed the Charter and is completing the presentation ceremony by sharing a handshake with Schuyler who would later become the first mayor of Albany. Also seen on the coin, behind Schuyler, is Robert Livingston, who was the Secretary for Indian Affairs.

Albany is the second oldest chartered city in the US, receiving its Charter in 1686; New York City was the first city to receive its Charter, just three months before Albany. Albany was a key New York settlement and trading center from its earliest days. At the time the Province of New York was split into counties (1683), Albany County was the largest and the city of Albany was selected as the County Seat. Since 1797, Albany has served as the state's capital.

1936 Albany, NY 250th Anniversary of City Charter




I've previously posted more details about the Albany half dollar:

- 1936 Albany Charter 250th
- 1936 Albany Charter 250th - Ephemera.
- 1936 Albany Charter 250th - Unused Funds

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The reverse of the 1936 Albany Charter 250th Anniversary commemorative half dollar depicts a hand shaking scene between Thomas Dongan (at left), the Governor of the Province of New York in 1686, and Peter Schuyler, the Head of the Commissioners for Indian Affairs in the Albany area at the time.
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The obverse of the 1925 California Diamond Jubilee (i.e., 75th anniversary of Statehood) commemorative half dollar depicts a circa 1849 prospector panning for gold. His hands are gripping his pan firmly as he shakes it and looks on intently in the hope of seeing the riches that could come with the glitter of gold!



Gold Panner

(Image Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Public Domain.)

The coin's reverse depicts a California grizzly bear. The half dollar was designed by Joseph Mora and was struck at the San Francisco Mint.

1925-S California Diamond Jubilee Half Dollar




You can read more about the coin and related ephemera here 1925 California Jubilee and here 1925 California Jubilee - Revisited.

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