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New Rochelle Half Dollar


State of New York

Lord John Pell postcard

Commemorative issue

The New Rochelle, New York Half Dollar

250th Anniversary

1838 - 1938


In 1688 a small group of Huguenot refugees from la Rochelle, France, purchased a tract of 6,000 acres of land from Lord John Pell. The contract provided that a 'fattened calf' be delivered every year on June 20th.

The community of New Rochelle grew and in the year 1899 incorporated as a City.


Coin Description

Front: Lord John Pell with a 'fattened calf', in the center. Around the rim, "Settled 1688 - Incorporated 1899 - New Rochelle, New York."

Reverse: In the center, the seal of the City of New Rochelle with the text "E. Pluribus Unum - Liberty - In God We Trust" and the date of issue "1938". Around the rim, "United States of America - Half Dollar".


Cat # Item Type Diameter Weight Mintage AU Unc
Y C36 New Rochelle 1938 Silver/.900 30.6mm 12.5 grams 15,251 360.00 385.00


New Rochelle Half Dollar New Rochelle Half Dollar


AU About Uncirculated
Unc Uncirculated


Almost Uncirculated (AU): All of the detail will be visible. The coin will exhibit some wear on the highest points of the coin.

Uncirculated (Unc): A coin that did not enter circulation. Will exhibit original mint luster.


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