The Stone Mountain Memorial Half Dollar was struck in 1925 as a fund raising vehicle intended to raise money for the completion of a large sculpture being carved into Stone Mountain, a huge rock outcropping near Atlanta, Georgia to honor General Robert E. Lee. The coin was designed by sculptor Gutzon Borglum, and features a depiction of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on their horses on the obverse, and an eagle perched on a rock on the reverse, along with the caption: “Memorial to the Valor of the Soldier of the South”. The coin was also originally intended to be in memory of the recently deceased president, Warren G. Harding, but no mention of Harding appears on the coin.
The Stone Mountain commemorative silver half dollar is relatively common as far as United States commemorative half dollars go, but they are quite desirable in brand new, “mint” condition or nearly-mint condition. While they might show some tarnish or toning, as well as normal contact marks, your Stone Mountain half dollars are guaranteed to be problem-free, and in either mint or “near-mint” condition. Order yours today!