|Title||1936-S 50C Bay Bridge, MS|
|Service Catalog #||9254|
1936-S 50C Bay Bridge MS63 NGC. Up to 200,000 half dollars celebrating the opening of the Bay Bridge between Oakland and San Francisco were authorized for production, but only 100,000 coins were minted (plus another 55 pieces for assay). Ultimately, 71,424 examples of this popular issue were distributed. This sharp, attractive Select coin offers soft satin luster and a thin overlay of peach-gold and violet patina. Tiny ticks on the bear's legs are of little consequence. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15498, realized $264. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|