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1936 50C Long Island, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1936 50C Long Island, MS
Date 1936
Grade MS64
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 9322
Denomination 50C

1936 50C Long Island MS64 NGC. B. Max Mehl criticized the Long Island Tercentenary half dollar design for its unidentifiable portraits and poorly modeled sailing ship. In reality, the portraits are supposed to represent a Dutch settler and an Algonquian Native American. Howard K. Weinman, son of Adolph A. Weinman (known for his "Walking Liberty" image), was responsible for the design. Frosty luster emanates from each side, showing an attractive overlay of original golden color. Marks are apparently limited to the ship's sails. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15490, realized $79. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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