In 1934 and 1935, the Connecticut Tercentenary Commission issued a series of Bulletins
that provided updates to the activities of the Commission, including the developing details of planned celebrations across the state and the latest available information on its various souvenir items. In addition to the commemorative half dollar, souvenirs of the Connecticut Tercentenary included an official medal, four different commemorative dinner plates (available in red or black!), special postcards, historical pamphlets/booklets, a special "license" plate for cars and a commemorative stamp issued by the Post Office.
The commemorative half-dollar, authorized by Congress in June 1934 for the 1935 Tercentenary, was a topic covered in several of the Bulletins.
I thought it might be of interest to some here to have the chance to read these "official" communications about the coin as presented by the Commission while they were in the midst of the anniversary celebrations.Tercentenary Bulletin No. 1 - October 1934Tercentenary Bulletin No. 6 - March 1935Tercentenary Bulletin No. 9 - May 1935Tercentenary Bulletin No. 9 - May 1935 - Part IITercentenary Bulletin No. 12 - August 1935Tercentenary Bulletin Final - December 19351935 Connecticut Tercentenary Half Dollar
For other posts about the Connecticut half dollar, see:
- 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary
- 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary - Ephemera
- 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary - Ephemera II
- 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary - Philatelic Tie-In
Other of my posts on commemorative coins and medals can be found here: Read More: Commems Collection