BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED 1936-S Bay Bridge Commemorative Silver Half Dollar

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 21, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

Take a look at this 1936-S San Francisco-Oakland & Bay Bridge Commemorative Silver Half Dollar! This coin, in our opinion, is in UNCIRCULATED condition with light natural toning, wonderful details and eye appeal. Carefully view the pictures we took for you and see for yourself! We are sure you will like what you see!

The opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was commemorated with the issuance of a silver half dollar. Commonly referred to as the Bay Bridge Half Dollar , the issue proved to be one of the most popular from the plethora of commemorative coins released during the same year. The coins were designed by San Francisco artist Jacques Schnier. The obverse features a grizzly bear, as a symbol of California, in three-quarter view. The inscriptions read “United States of America”, “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, and “Half Dollar”. The reverse design depicts the Bay Bridge, with Ferry Tower in the foreground, Yerba Buena Island and East Bay Hills in the distance. The design is intriguing in the virtual lack of any completely smooth fields. Both the water and sky are presented in a modernistic pattern. Inscriptions read “San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge” and “1936″. The maximum authorized mintage for the issue was 200,000 pieces. The Coin Committee of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Celebration ordered 1
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