Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland 1934 MS66 NGC

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    The Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland 1934 MS66 NGC is a remarkable numismatic treasure that pays homage to the historical significance and cultural heritage of the state of Maryland. Issued in 1934, the Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland 1934 MS66 NGC was part of a series of commemorative coins authorized by the United States government to celebrate important events, places, and figures in American history. In this case, the coin commemorated the 300th anniversary of Maryland's founding as a colony by Lord Baltimore in 1634. Maryland holds a unique place in American history due to its early commitment to religious freedom and its rich colonial heritage.

    The obverse of the coin features a striking portrait of Cecil Calvert, the Second Lord Baltimore, who was instrumental in establishing the Maryland colony. He is depicted holding the Maryland Charter, symbolizing the grant of land from King Charles I. The Latin inscription "Cecilius Calvert Baron Baltimore" encircles the central image. This design reflects Maryland's colonial roots and its dedication to principles of religious tolerance and freedom. On the reverse side, the coin showcases an intricately detailed rendering of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. This historic building served as the nation's capital briefly in the 18th century, making it a vital part of American history. The words "Maryland Tercentenary" and "United States of America" adorn the outer edges of the design.

    The Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland 1934 MS66 NGC had a limited mintage of approximately 25,000 coins. This relatively low mintage contributes to its desirability among collectors, as such coins are often seen as rare and valuable additions to numismatic collections.

    These commemorative half dollars were minted at the prestigious United States Mint in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Mint, one of the oldest operating mints in the United States, has a storied history of producing some of the nation's most iconic coins. Its association with this commemorative coin adds to its numismatic prestige. Graded as MS66 (Mint State 66) by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), the Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland 1934 MS66 NGC exhibits outstanding uncirculated condition. Coins with this grade are characterized by their sharp details, full mint luster, and minimal imperfections. Collectors covet coins in such exceptional condition for their aesthetic appeal and historical significance.

    Maryland boasts a fascinating historical fact related to the Star-Spangled Banner. During the War of 1812, the British attempted to capture Baltimore, but they were repelled by American forces at Fort McHenry. This event inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics to what would later become the U.S. national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner." Maryland's pivotal role in this historic event is celebrated through various monuments and museums in the state.

    The Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland 1934 MS66 NGC is a numismatic masterpiece that beautifully commemorates Maryland's rich history and its commitment to religious tolerance. With its limited mintage, exceptional condition, and connection to the illustrious Philadelphia Mint, this coin holds a special place in the hearts of collectors. Moreover, it serves as a tangible reminder of Maryland's enduring contributions to the tapestry of American history.

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    • Year: 1934
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