1926 Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar MS-66 PCGS
The first year of the Oregon Trail Commemorative coin. This is a mostly blast white coin with some peripheral toning on the bottom left side of the obverse.
- Contains .3617 oz of Silver.
- Encapsulated as an MS-66 by PCGS adds protection and guarantees the condition of the coin.
- Obverse: Depicts a Conestoga wagon drawn by oxen heading into a setting sun.
- Reverse: Features a strikingly rendered Indian with box in hand, standing with an outstretched arm in front of a map of the country.
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The Oregon Trail Commemorative half dollar was approved by Congress at the incessant urging of the Old Pioneer Ezra Meeker. Meeker had originally traversed the Oregon Trail in 1850 in an oxen cart with his wife and baby. The coins were originally minted in 1926 and were minted until 1939. It is one of the most beautiful American coins ever designed. It was designed by James Earle Fraser and his wife Laura Gardin Fraser, the only coin they ever designed together.