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1918 LINCOLN / ILLINOIS
COMMEMORATIVE HALF DOLLAR

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 100,058
Proofs: 

Designer: 

Diameter: 30.6 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 2.5 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all were made at the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 361, illustrated, "...Copper.  Plain edge...appears to have been struck to test the design, then rolled out.  The die orientation is medal-wise, both dies in the same direction...", sold for $43,700.00

Recent appearances:
Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, nearly a Gem specimen.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 2092 

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, November 2000" by The Professional Coin Grading Service