The Oregon Trail Commemorative half dollar was approved by Congress at the incessant urging of the Old Pioneer - Ezra Meeker. Meeker had orginally 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.
This particular 1926 coin grades Almost Uncirculated and has soft frosty luster. This was the first year and mint of issue for this series that began in 1926 and ended in 1939!
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