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PCGS Number: 9332 Coin Date: 1921 Denomination (Short): 50c Denomination (Long): Half dollar Variety: Missouri 2x4 Desg: PR Mint Mark: P Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper Mintage: 1-2 Known Strike Type: Proof Coinage Type: Classic Commemorative Coinage Years: 1893-1954 Mint Location: Philadelphia Diameter: 30.6 Fineness: 0.9 Weight (Grams): 12.5 Weight (Ounces): 0.36169 Designer: Robert Aitken Edge: Reeded General Notes:
1921 Missouri half dollars mark the 100th anniversary of the Show-Me State's admission to the Union as the 24th state. The coins, designed by Robert Aitken, were issued in two different varieties: one with a numerical inscription 2*4 indicating Missouri's place as the 24th state and another without the marking; these are known as plain Missouri half dollars.
While it is unknown exactly how many 1921 Missouri 2*4 halves were distributed, but they are one of the rarest regular issues in the classic commemorative series. Most of the Missouri 2*4 half dollars are found in AU50 to MS64 grades, with MS65 rare and pieces grading MS66 or higher proving very rare. PCGS #: 9332