Arkansas-Robinson half dollar

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The Arkansas-Robinson half dollar was a special issue of the Arkansas Centennial half dollar, minted in 1936 and featuring a different design. [1]

Arkansas Centennial half dollar

The Arkansas Centennial half dollar was minted during the 1930s.

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Cleveland Centennial half dollar

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California Pacific International Exposition half dollar

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Wisconsin Territorial Centennial half dollar

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York County, Maine Tercentenary half dollar

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San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge half dollar

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Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial half dollar Commemorative coin

The Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial half dollar was designed by A. Wolfe Davidson and minted in 1936. The obverse design depicts the personification of justice holding a sword and scales and standing between the Old State House and the New State House built, while the reverse shows the Palmetto tree, South Carolina's state symbol, surrounded by 13 stars representing the original Thirteen Colonies.

Delaware Tercentenary half dollar

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Norfolk, Virginia, Bicentennial half dollar Commemorative coin

The Norfolk, Virginia, Bicentennial half dollar is a half dollar commemorative coin struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1937, though it bears the date 1936. The coin commemorates the 200th anniversary of Norfolk being designated as a royal borough, and the 100th anniversary of it becoming a city. It was designed by spouses William Marks Simpson and Marjory Emory Simpson.

Iowa Centennial half dollar

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Albany Charter half dollar

The Albany Charter half dollar, also known as the Albany-Dongan half dollar, was minted in 1936.

United States Proof Set

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References

  1. "1936 Robinson-Arkansas Half Dollar : (Arkansas-Robinson Half Dollar)". Pcgs.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.