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US 50 cents commemorative coins

San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge half dollar

Code : KM# 174

  • General

  • Name
    San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 174
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1936
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 174
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | IN GOD WE TRUST | LIBERTY | HALF DOLLAR
  • Reverse legend
    SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE | 1936
  • Edge
    Reeded
  • Parametres

  • Shape
    Round
  • Orientation
    Coin (180°)
  • Material
    Silver
  • Fineness
    900
  • Weight
    12.5
  • Diameter
    30.61
  • Thickness
    2.15
  • Mint
    San Francisco Mint
  • Circulation
    71 424
  • Issue period
    1936
  • Description

  • Description


    The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the opening of the bridge that year.

    The obverse design features a grizzly bear, the symbol of California.

    The reverse features a view of the bridge with the historic Ferry Tower in the foreground, Yerba Buena Island and East Bay Hills in the distance.

    Mint: San Francisco

    Designer: Jacques Schnier

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