7 Significant U.S. Commemorative Coins 

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The Louisiana Purchase Exposition Gold Dollar

In 1903, the United States commemorated the Louisiana Purchase with a gold dollar coin. One side featured a profile of Thomas Jefferson, while the reverse depicted a symbolic handshake between a Native American and a frontiersman, representing the peaceful exchange of land.

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The Panama-Pacific Exposition Gold Coins

In 1915, the U.S. mint issued a series of gold coins to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. These coins, ranging from $1 to $100 denominations, showcased intricate designs symbolizing the engineering feat and the cultural exchange between the Americas.

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The Stone Mountain Memorial Half Dollar

In 1925, the Stone Mountain Memorial half dollar was minted to honor the heroes of the Confederacy and the Civil War battle at Stone Mountain, Georgia. The coin featured equestrian statues of Confederate leaders Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

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The Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar

In 1926, the U.S. mint produced the Oregon Trail Memorial half dollar to commemorate the pioneers who traveled westward. The coin's design depicted a pioneer family traveling in a covered wagon, symbolizing the hardships and triumphs of westward expansion.

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The Texas Independence Centennial Half Dollar

Issued in 1934, the Texas Independence Centennial half dollar honored Texas' sovereignty. The coin featured equestrian portraits of Sam Houston and Stephen Austin, surrounded by the Lone Star of Texas, symbolizing the state's independence and resilience.

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The Daniel Boone Bicentennial Half Dollar

In 1934, the U.S. mint released the Daniel Boone Bicentennial half dollar to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Daniel Boone's birth. The coin featured a portrait of Boone on one side and an image of a pioneer family on the other, paying tribute to Boone's role as a frontier hero.

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The Battle of Antietam Commemorative Half Dollar

Issued in 1937, the Battle of Antietam commemorative half dollar marked the 75th anniversary of the pivotal Civil War battle. The coin's design depicted both Confederate and Union soldiers, honoring the sacrifices made on both sides during the conflict.

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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Half Dollar

Minted in 1936, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge half dollar celebrated the completion of the iconic bridge. One side of the coin featured a grizzly bear, symbolizing California, while the other depicted the bridge itself, representing progress and connectivity.

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The Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar

In 1946, the U.S. mint released the Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar to honor the renowned African American educator. The coin featured a portrait of Washington on one side and a depiction of a cabin on the other, symbolizing his humble beginnings and dedication to education.

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The Carver-Washington Half Dollar

Issued in 1951, the Carver-Washington half dollar commemorated the achievements of George Washington Carver and Booker T. Washington. Carver's portrait graced one side of the coin, while Washington's adorned the other, symbolizing their contributions to science and education.

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The Washington-Carver Half Dollar

In 1951, the Washington-Carver half dollar was minted to honor the legacies of George Washington and George Washington Carver. Washington's profile featured on one side, while Carver's image adorned the other, commemorating their enduring impact on American history.

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The George Washington 250th Anniversary Half Dollar

In 1982, the U.S. mint issued the George Washington 250th Anniversary half dollar to mark the founding father's 250th birthday. The coin featured a profile of Washington on one side and his historic home, Mount Vernon, on the other, symbolizing his pivotal role in shaping the nation.

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