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1936-S 50C Rhode Island, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1936-S 50C Rhode Island, MS
Date 1936
Grade MS65
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 9365
Denomination 50C
Mint Mark S

1936-S 50C Rhode Island MS65 NGC. The obverse depicts Roger Williams, who first landed at Providence in 1836, stepping off his boat and greeting a Native American at Slate Rock. The reverse features an anchor with HOPE above and E PLURIBUS UNUM below. The design was executed by John Howard Benson of the Rhode Island School of Design and silversmith Arthur Graham Carey. This is one of 15,011 S-mint examples distributed, with frosty, minimally toned surfaces that show daubs of pale color around the margins. Scarcely seen finer. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15499, realized $132. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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