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1938 Oregon Trail Memorial Silver Half Dollar

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Philadelphia Mint


Between 1841 and 1869, when the transcontinental railroad was completed, over 400,000 people crossed the Oregon Trail to settle in the West. The journey took about 6 months by wagon, covering over 2,100 miles, and now you can own the 90% silver Oregon Trail commemorative honoring those brave pioneers. Issued in 1926, 1928 and 1933-39, these lustrous Mint State half dollars mark the high point of numismatic art – and feature one of the most beautiful U.S. coin designs.

Designed by James Earle Fraser (reverse) and his wife Laura Gardin Fraser (obverse), this silver coin depicts a Native American man with his arm outstretched as if to say "stop" on the obverse. Behind the warrior is a map of the Oregon Trail. The reverse shows a Conestoga wagon heading west. Get this coin in affordable Borderline Uncirculated grade or in magnificent Gem to Superb Gem Uncirculated condition with full mint luster and sharp details. But suppliesare limited – choose your favorite date and grade now!

  • Material: Silver
  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Commemorative Series: Oregon Trail Memorial (1926-1939)
  • Year: 1938
  • Mint: Philadelphia
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