½ Dollar Long Island

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1936
Value 1/2 Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 17393
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 182
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

300th Anniversary of Dutch settlement on Long Island

Obverse

A Dutch settler and an Algonquin Native American. The heads are partially imposed on each other, to infer the harmonious balance of a peaceful settlement.

Lettering:
LIBERTY
E·PLURIBUS·UNUM

Engraver: Howard K. Weinman

Reverse

17th century Dutch sailing ship.

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES·OF·AMERICA·HALF·DOLLAR
IN GOD WE TRUST
·1936·
LONG·ISLAND
·TERCENTENARYั·

Engraver: Howard K. Weinman

Edge

Reeded

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

Of the many commemorative issues for the year, the 1936 Long Island Tercentenary Half Dollar had the highest total distribution. A total of 81,826 coins out of the 100,000 maximum mintage were ultimately sold to collectors and enthusiastic residents of the area.

The coins were authorized to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Long Island by Dutch colonists. Designs for the coin were created by Howard Kenneth Weinman, the son of Adolph A Weinman, who had designed the Winged Liberty Dime and Walking Liberty Half Dollar.

The original issue price for the Long Island Half Dollars was $1, with the coins available through the Long Island Tercentenary Committee. Despite the high mintage, the number of gem condition survivors is somewhat low. Frequently encountered problems include bag marks or abrasions on the high points of the coin, the cheek of the Dutch settler on the obverse, and the sails of the ship on the reverse.

Authorization: Public Law 74-517

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1936  81 826 $ 56 $ 43 $ 130

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