From the NGC Archives: 1937 Battle of Antietam Half Dollar
Posted on 11/16/2010
It was depicted in the memorable 1989 film Glory, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. This was the costliest single-day battle of the American Civil War.
As a type, the Antietam Half Dollar offers both an important commemorative theme and some of the finest sculpturing to appear on a United States coin. Gems of this popular issue are not especially rare, but ones meriting the grade of MS 68 are truly memorable. This delightful specimen is fully struck throughout and displays extremely bright luster of finely grained frostiness. Further enhancing its appeal is a glorious array of colors forming broad, concentric arcs around both sides of this truly spectacular coin.
Click here to visit the NGC Coin Encyclopedia and read more.