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US 50 cents commemorative coins

Norfolk, Virginia Bicentennial half dollar

Code : KM# 184

  • General

  • Name
    Norfolk, Virginia Bicentennial half dollar
  • Code
    KM# 184
  • Status
    Reference
  • Country
    United States
  • Value
    50
  • Unit
    cent
  • Year
    1936
  • Catalog
    KRAUSE
  • Catalog No
    KM# 184
  • Content

  • Type
    Commemorative
  • Series
    Early United States commemorative coins | 50 Cents Silver (1892-1954)
  • Obverse legend
    BOROUGH OF NORFOLK BICENTENNIAL | 1936 | CITY OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA | TOWN–1682 | BOROUGH–1736 | CITY–1845 | ET TERRA ET MARE DIVITAE TUAE CRESCAS
  • Reverse legend
    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | HALF DOLLAR | NORFOLK VIRGINIA LAND GRANT | IN GOD WE TRUST | E PLURIBUS UNUM | LIBERTY
  • Edge
    Reeded
  • Parametres

  • Shape
    Round
  • Orientation
    Coin (180°)
  • Material
    Silver
  • Fineness
    900
  • Weight
    12.5
  • Diameter
    30.61
  • Thickness
    2.15
  • Mint
    Philadelphia Mint
  • Circulation
    16 936
  • Issue period
    1936
  • Description

  • Description


    The Norfolk, Virginia Bicentennial Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Norfolk becoming a borough.

    The obverse design features the official seal of the city of Norfolk—a ship plow and stocks of grain.

    The reversefeatures a mace flanked by two floral sprays and the year 1636.

    Mint: Philadelphia

    Designer: William Marks Simpson

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