For the 250th anniversary of New Rochelle, The US Mint produced a beautiful silver coin commemorating this historic city in New York. JM Bullion is excited to offer this stunning coin in a protective slab from the Professional Coin Grading Service with a certified score of Mint State 67. Right now, certified 1938 New Rochelle Silver Half Dollar Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Available in a protective plastic slab from PCGS!
- Celebrates 250 years of New Rochelle!
- Certified coin availability is limited!
- Consists of .3617 Troy oz of actual silver content.
- Holds a grade of MS67 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Issued a face value of $.50 (USD) by the government of the United States.
- The obverse field depicts a calf being led by John Pell.
- On the reverse is a fleur de lis.
- Designed by Gertrude Lathrop.
The Edict of Nantes was signed by King Henry IV in 1598 to give Protestants rights in France. However, the edict was nullified by Louis XIV in 1685, ending the religious liberties of the French Protestants, also known as the Huguenots. This is the root cause of the families who fled France for America to establish New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York.
Each 1938 New Rochelle Half Dollar Coin in this JM Bullion listing online was sent to the Professional Coin Grading Service for certification. Once there, these coins received a grade of Mint State 67. Considering their age, this is an impressive grade. The coins will arrive to you in plastic slabs from PCGS bearing the official grade. Originally struck at the United States Mint, these coins consist of genuine silver content and are considered legal tender by the federal government.
The obverse of 1938 New Rochelle Silver Coins features John Pell guiding a fatted calf with a rope. Pell was a landowner from Britain who originally sold the property that would become New Rochelle. This design is credited to Gertrude Lathrop, whose initials are included. There are also inscriptions along the rim that read Settled 1688, Incorporated 1899, New Rochelle, New York.
On the reverse side of these New Rochelle Silver Half Dollar Coins, there is a depiction of a fleur de lis. This type of flower is often found in French heraldry and its inclusion here is partly due to the fact that New Rochelle was founded by a group of Huguenots. The reverse also includes inscriptions reading United States of America, Liberty, In God We Trust, E Pluribus Unum, 1938 Half Dollar.
If you have any questions about these silver coins, please feel free to ask. JM Bullion customer service is available at 800-276-6508, online using our live chat, and via our email address.