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Commems Collection: 1936 Wisconsin Revisited

 
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In my previous post about the 1936 Wisconsin Territorial Centennial half-dollar (link: http://goccf.com/t/116963), I included images of the coin's "cousin" (the official centennial souvenir medal) but no related ephemera (i.e., paper items). This was because unlike a good number of the other classic US commemorative issues of the mid-1930s, the Wisconsin coins were not distributed in a decorative holder - - " just a plain, white cardboard holder that could hold up to five coins. Such plain holders can be easily counterfeited/duplicated/substituted. To date, I haven't come across one with its original mailing envelope (with or without a coin), so I've been reluctant to buy any of the generic, unverifiable holders I've encountered.

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Since my original post, however, I have come across a paper item connected to the Wisconsin half-dollar - a copy of the official "Souvenir Program" of the 1936 Wisconsin Centennial. Certainly an interesting read on its own, but especially relevant for collectors of classic US commemorative coins due to it including a page about the Wisconsin coin which features information on the coin and pictures of the final plaster models for the coin's obverse and reverse. I thought folks might be interested.

I've included images of a few pages from the Souvenir Program along with images of my example of the coin.

Enjoy!


Souvenir Program: Cover




Souvenir Program: Title Page




Souvenir Program: Celebration Story Page




Souvenir Program: Commemorative Coin Page




1936 Wisconsin Territorial Half-Dollar - Obverse




1936 Wisconsin Territorial Half-Dollar - Reverse




Collecting history one coin or medal at a time! (c) commems. All rights reserved.
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I was going through withdrawal. Thank you for this excellent post!
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Yeah! Commems is back - I can't wait to read this when I get home.

I do have a new commemorative to post but am waiting for it's debut in GTP.
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Many Thanks for another exceptional post expanding all of our horizons in the world of USA commemorative.

Enjoy the photo in the brochure of "Milwaukee in the early 1800's".

Pleased for you to add this to your museum set commems ... and absolutely thrilled that you continue to share these valued items with all of us.

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Quote:
I do have a new commemorative to post but am waiting for it's debut in GTP.
And that is appreciated!
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Spectacular as always, Commems!!
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