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The 1936 Delaware Tercentenary Commemorative Half Dollar

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PCGS - When it comes to commemorative coins, 1936 was one of the busiest years in United States Mint history. Some 21 distinct issues were minted that year, not even accounting for the numerous mintmark variations and some of the rare proof and special presentation strikes that were also made that year representing the various commemoratives. Among the various 1936-dated commemoratives is one particular half dollar with an intriguing story that honors one of the nation's smallest states - and the first state admitted to the Union. That state? None other than Delaware.

Delaware Swedish Tercentenary Half Dollar Commemorative History, Facts, and Specifications
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 Posted 09/08/2020  5:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree, very nice colorful toning on this example.

Though I have no connection with Delaware - other than a few visits to the state - I've always liked this half dollar and enjoy learning about it and writing about it. I enjoyed reading the full PCGS article.

One quick correction to the article: while it is true that the bills/joint resolution authorizing the Bridgeport Centennial, Wisconsin Centennial and Delaware Tercentenary half dollars were all signed into law on May 15, 1936, the coin proposals were not combined into one bill and jointly authorized via Public Law 74-91 - separate legislation approved each. The Delaware coin was technically approved via Public Resolution 91 (vs. Public Law 91). The Bridgeport half dollar was authorized by Public Law 74-596 and the Wisconsin coin was authorized via Public Law 74-592.

If you are interested in additional information about the coin and collectibles related to it, you might want to check out my previous posts on the coin:

Coin History with Original Holder: 1936 Swedes in Delaware 300th Anniversary

Delaware Tercentenary Commission Bulletins: Delaware 300th Anniversary Bulletins

1936 Delaware Half Dollar's Swedish Cousin: Swedish New Sweden 2 Kr

Delaware Tercentenary Event Badge: 1926 Delaware Tercentenary Celebration Badge

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Wonderful coin!
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Horrific flat relief design with two of the most ho-hum coinage devices ever : building and ship. Subject to heavy marks and dull luster ; the pictured specimen is exceptional without the usual brownish tone and prominent dings.
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