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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Rhode Island Tercentenary half dollar

Code : KM# 185

  • General

  • Name
    Rhode Island Tercentenary half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 185
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1936
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 185
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    IN GOD WE TRUST | 1636 | RHODE ISLAND | 1936 | LIBERTY
  • Reverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | HOPE | E PLURIBUS UNUM | HALF DOLLAR
  • Edge
    Reeded
  • Parametres

  • Shape
    Round
  • Orientation
    Coin (180°)
  • Material
    Silver
  • Fineness
    900
  • Weight
    12.5
  • Diameter
    30.61
  • Thickness
    2.15
  • Issue period
    1936
  • Description

  • Description


    The Providence, Rhode Island Tercentenary Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding.

    The obverse design features an Indian at Slate Rock welcoming Roger Williams in a canoe with the sun rising over theocean in the background.

    The reverse features the shield of the State of Rhode Island.

    Mint: Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco

    Mintage:
    1936 - 20 013
    1936D - 15 010
    1936S - 15 011

    Designer: Arthur Graham Carey

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