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1936-S 50C Bay Bridge, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1936-S 50C Bay Bridge, MS
Date 1936
Grade MS63
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 9254
Denomination 50C
Mint Mark S

1936-S 50C Bay Bridge MS63 NGC. Up to 200,000 half dollars celebrating the opening of the Bay Bridge between Oakland and San Francisco were authorized for production, but only 100,000 coins were minted (plus another 55 pieces for assay). Ultimately, 71,424 examples of this popular issue were distributed. This sharp, attractive Select coin offers soft satin luster and a thin overlay of peach-gold and violet patina. Tiny ticks on the bear's legs are of little consequence. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15498, realized $264. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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