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1922 Grant with Star Half Dollar Obverse       1922 Grant with Star Half Dollar Reverse


1922 GRANT COMMEMORATIVE HALF DOLLAR - WITH STAR

PCGS No: 9307, 9308

Variety equivalents: Breen 7454

Mintage:
Circulation strikes:
4,256
Proofs:
estimated 4

Designer: Laura Gardin Fraser

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all Grant Commemorative Half Dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Notes:
The purpose of the star is unknown.  It may have been added to increase demand for a new variety.

The finest Uncirculated 1922 Grant Commemorative Half Dollars (With Star) graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

The finest Proof 1922 Grant Commemorative Half Dollar (With Star) graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

In 2004, NGC certified a Specimen-65 1922 Grant Commemorative Half Dollar (With Star).  The Specimen has a satin finish, unlike the "at least" four Matte Proofs cited by Breen (one of which was in the John R. Sinnock estate).

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"Unreported Commem", NUMISMATIST, August 2004, page 29