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Obverse of 1936 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1936 Half Dollar


1936 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6598, 6636

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 12,614,000
Proofs: 3,901

Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) near the rim below the branch on the reverse

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 45 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

Significant examples:
PCGS Proof-67 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach Sale", September 14-16, 2003, Lot 1873.  This spectacular piece was the cover coin for Ron Guth and Bill Gale's "United States Proof and Mint Sets 1936-2002"

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8509, illustrated, sold for $9,200.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2665, sold for $6,900.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8508, illustrated, sold for $5,462.50  From the Fred Firestone Collection

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 229, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2667, sold for $9,775.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8506, illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8507, illustrated, sold for $2,760.00  From the estate of Harry West

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 230, illustrated, not sold

"MS-64".  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2666, sold for $6,325.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8505, not illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS Proof 63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1833, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

Proof-61.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6836, not illustrated, sold for $948.75

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1731, sold for $437.00

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1732, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1733, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1734, sold for $149.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1735, sold for $138.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8468, not illustrated, sold for $138.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service