½ Dollar York County, Maine Tercentenary

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1936
Value 1/2 Dollar (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.50 g
Diameter 30.60 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 79013
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 189
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

Tercentenary of York County.

Obverse

An image of Brown’s Garrison, the original settlement of York County. The image is based on a woodcut printed in The Proprietors of Saco.

Lettering:
UNITED · STATES · OF · AMERICA
LIBERTY
E · PLURIBUS · UNUM
* HALF · DOLLAR *

Engraver: Walter H. Rich

Reverse

The York County Seal, which consists of a shield containing a cross and pine tree.

Lettering:
* YORK · COUNTY *
1636 1936
IN · GOD WE · TRUST
FIRST · COUNTY · IN · MAINEั

Engraver: Walter H. Rich

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The founding of the first county of Maine was commemorated by the 1936 York County Tercentenary Half Dollar. This issue was released amidst the outpouring of other commemoratives issued during the year, for occasions both significant and relatively obscure.

The maximum authorized mintage for the York Half Dollars was 30,000 pieces. An initial quantity of 25,015 was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and offered for sale by the York County Tercentenary Coin Commission for $1.50 to state residents and $1.65 to those out of state. Sales of remaining unsold quantities are said to have continued until the 1950’s.

For present day collectors, the 1936 York County Half Dollar is readily available, even in gem condition. On many examples, contact marks may be visible on the vertical lines which compose the cross on the reverse, but with a little patience a clean example can be found.

Authorization: Public Law 74-485
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 30,000

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1936  25 015 $ 175 Philadelphia

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