For Sale 1936 Norfolk Silver Commemorative Half Dollar - PCGS MS64
Certified U.S. Rare Coins – Silver Commemorative Half Dollars
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This frosty commemorative half dollar is certified PCGS MS64. It was struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1937, though it bears the date 1936. It may be seen in our Vienna,VA showroom. Appointment appreciated. You may also call (703) 281-7053 to discuss. We accept many forms of payment, cash, check, debit, credit cards. We can securely ship this rare silver commemorative half dollar coin anywhere in the USA. Approximate value $300.
U.S. Coins - Silver Commemorative Half Dollars
1936 Norfolk Silver Commemorative Half Dollar - PCGS MS64
The Norfolk commemorative was one of the many "contrived" commemorative issues of the 1930s. It was supposedly struck to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Norfolk's change from village to city status in 1845. Contrived though it may have been, 25,013 were distributed at $1.50 per coin ($1.65 by mail). Today, a Norfolk silver half dollar is of course a legitimate part of the 50-piece 1892-1954 silver commemorative type set and they have been widely collected since they were issued.
The interesting thing about Norfolk half dollars is that they are the highest quality commemorative in terms of condition. In fact, the average grade for a Norfolk is Gem MS65 to Superb Gem MS67. And MS68s aren't exactly super rare either. This is probably due to the fact that the design is so busy. There is so much going on with the intricate design that there isn't a lot of flat field space. Consequently a Norfolk half dollar does not seem to ever have many marks. They usually have great frosty luster and the strike is almost always full.