Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland MS66 PCGS

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    The Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland MS66 PCGS is a numismatic gem that pays tribute to the rich history and heritage of the state of Maryland. Issued in 1934, the Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland MS66 PCGS was part of the United States government's efforts to commemorate significant events and places through coinage. In this case, the coin celebrated the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Maryland colony by Lord Baltimore. Maryland, with its unique history as a colony founded on principles of religious tolerance, holds a special place in American history.

    The obverse of the coin features a captivating depiction of Lord Baltimore, the founder of Maryland, holding a scroll with the word "Charter." The Latin inscription "Cecilius Calvert Baron Baltimore" surrounds the central image. The design is a nod to Maryland's colonial roots and its commitment to religious freedom. On the reverse side, the coin showcases the Maryland State House in Annapolis. This historic building served as the nation's capital from 1783 to 1784 and is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. The detailed rendering of the State House captures its architectural grandeur, and the words "Maryland Tercentenary" and "United States of America" encircle the image.

    The Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland MS66 PCGS, like other commemorative coins of its era, had a limited mintage. Approximately 25,015 of these coins were struck at the Philadelphia Mint, adding to their collectible appeal. The limited mintage often makes such coins highly sought after by collectors. The coins were minted at the historic Philadelphia Mint, one of the oldest operating mints in the United States. The Philadelphia Mint has a long and storied history of producing some of the nation's most iconic coins, and its association with this commemorative half dollar adds to the coin's prestige.

    The Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland MS66 PCGS boasts a remarkable condition. Graded as MS66 (Mint State 66) by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS), it signifies that the coin is in superb uncirculated condition with only minor imperfections. Coins of this grade exhibit full mint luster and sharp details, making them highly desirable among collectors.

    One fascinating aspect of Maryland's history is its role as one of the original 13 colonies. It was founded in 1632 when King Charles I granted a charter to George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore, to establish a colony based on religious freedom. Maryland's commitment to religious tolerance, enshrined in its early laws like the Maryland Toleration Act of 1649, set a significant precedent for the development of religious liberty in the United States.

    The Certified Commemorative Half Dollar Maryland MS66 PCGS is a numismatic treasure that beautifully commemorates Maryland's rich history and its dedication to principles of religious tolerance. Its historical significance, limited mintage, superb condition, and association with the Philadelphia Mint make it a prized addition to any coin collection. Moreover, the coin serves as a lasting reminder of Maryland's enduring contributions to the American story.

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    • Year: 1934
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