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US San Francisco Oakland Commemorative Half Dollar  1936
US San Francisco Oakland Commemorative Half Dollar 1936

What a great coin, ME. It is a silver commemorative half dollar celebrating the Bay Bridge, which opened 6 months before its sister, the Golden Gate Bridge. There are 0.362 troy ounces of silver in these coins, but their numismatic (coin collector) value far exceeds the base silver value unless the coin is completely smashed and full of problems. Here are some typical catalog values:

worn: $50 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $120
fully uncirculated: $200
uncirculated and really dazzling: $400

Use our Important Terminology page to understand how catalog values work.

Coin: 16421 , Genre: United States
Requested by: marie elizabeth, Mon, 27-Jan-2014 08:15:17 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 27-Jan-2014 15:26:06 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 14-Jan-2016 18:59:51 GMT
Requester description: 1936 front: A bear is standing looking forward, the word LIBERTY is below the bear, IN GOD WE TRUST is to the left of the bear's legs, around the circumference (clockwise from the a clock 9 position)is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA *** HALF DOLLAR * back: around the circumference it says SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE with the date 1936 at the bottom, the bridge is shown over an expanse of water with a boat about to go under it and in the foreground is a clock-tower pier (I think) half dollar
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