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This well-known rugged half-sphere soars above the Yosemite Valley in California. Originally named Tis-sa-sak, a native American phrase for "cleft rock", it's climbs are infamous. George Anderson was the first to complete this ascent in 1875. He resorted to drilling holesin the smooth granity to successfully conquer the face of the rock. Hikers start the hike from a trail originating from the valley floor.
After a stunning but taxing climb, including several hundred granite steps, hikers find themselves at the foot of the extremely steep East face. Two steel cables attached to posts help hikers complete this final stretch of the climb. Thanks to its distinctive shape, Half Dome ranks among America’s most iconic mountains.
2023 $5 Half Gram Half Dome Proof Coin Highlights:
|Modern or Historical||Modern|
|Metal Weight||0.5 gram|