Antietam Half Dollar
1937 Battle of Antietam
Front: Two Civil War generals, George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee, in the center of the coin. In the field, "In God We Trust - Liberty ". Around the rim, "United States of America - Half Dollar".
Reverse: The Burnside Bridge over the Antietam creek, in the center. In the field, the inscription "Burnside Bridge-September 17,1862", "E. Pluribus Unum". Around the rim, "Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Battle of Antietam - 1937".
This Civil War site marked the end of General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North in September 1862. The battle claimed more than 22,000 men killed, wounded, and missing on September 17,1862, and led to Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.