1936 Cleveland Commemorative Half Dollar High Grade Unc

1936 Cleveland Half Dollar
SPECIFICATIONS:
Diameter: 30.6 millimeters
Weight: 12.5 grams
Composition: .900 silver, .100 copper
Edge: Reeded
Net Weight: .36169 ounce pure silver
Mintage 50,030
The Cleveland, Ohio, half dollar of 1936 is one of the numerous U.S, commemorative coins linked to an exposition. In this case, the occasion was the Great lakes Exposition-which, in turn, marked the centennial of Cleveland's incorporation as a city. Contrary to widespread belief, the city wasn't named after President Grover Cleveland; rather, it bears the name-in slightly altered form-of Moses Cleveland, a Connecticut lawyer-legislator who founded it and laid it out in 1796. Cleveland's portrait appears on the obverse of the coin. The reverse shows a compass straddling a map of the Great lakes region, with its point upon a star symbolizing the city of Cleveland. Smaller stars mark the locations of eight other major Great lakes cities Artist Brenda Putnam designed the coin. The U.S. Mint produced about 50,000 Cleveland half dollars and melted none. This mintage makes it one of the more obtainable issues-although it's fairly scarce in top condition. In 1941, the Western Reserve Numismatic Club of Cleveland counterstamped 100 of the coins on both sides with smaller designs commemorating the club's 20th
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