On April 19th, 1775 “The shot heard round the world” marked the Battles of Lexington and Concord and the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. To commemorative the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the two towns formed a commission to issue a solid silver commemorative coin. In 1925 a fair was held at the sites of the historic battles, and the coins were sold for $1 apiece.
The obverse features a statue of a Minuteman and the words: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and PATRIOT HALF DOLLAR separated by stars, and the words CONCORD MINUTE MAN and IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse depicts the Old Belfry in Lexington and the words OLD BELFRY, LEXINGTON, LEXINGTON-CONCORD SESQUICENTENNIAL. The coin is dual dated 1775-1925 and contains over 12 grams of pure silver. Each coin is in very well preserved AU (About Uncirculated) condition.