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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial half dollar

Code : KM# 178

  • General

  • Name
    Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 178
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1936
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 178
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    COLUMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA | SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE CAPITAL | 1786 | 1936| LIBERTY
  • Reverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | HALF DOLLAR | E PLURBUS UNUM | IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 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 Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the city’s founding as the state capital.

    The obverse design features a figure of Justice with scales and a sword is flanked by images of the original and present capitol buildings.

    The reverse features a palmetto tree, with oak and ribbon binding stars at the base, a symbol of South Carolina. An additional 13 stars encircle the tree.

    Mint: Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco

    Mintage:
    1936 - 9 007
    1936D - 8 009
    1936S - 8 007

    Designer: A. Wolfe Davidson

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