The opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was commemorated with the issuance of a silver half dollar. Commonly referred to as the Bay Bridge Half Dollar , the issue proved to be one of the most popular from the plethora of commemorative coins released during the same year. The coins were designed by San Francisco artist Jacques Schnier. The obverse features a grizzly bear, as a symbol of California, in three-quarter view. The inscriptions read "United States of America", "In God We Trust", "Liberty", and "Half Dollar".
The reverse design depicts the Bay Bridge, with Ferry Tower in the foreground, Yerba Buena Island and East Bay Hills in the distance. The design is intriguing in the virtual lack of any completely smooth fields. Both the water and sky are presented in a modernistic pattern.Inscriptions read "San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge" and "1936". The maximum authorized mintage for the issue was 200,000 pieces. The Coin Committee of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Celebration ordered 100,000 coins and indicated that it was their intention to only issue this amount. Coins were struck at the San Francisco Mint. This resulted in a net distribution of 71,424 pieces for the 1936 Bay Bridge Half Dollar.
Because of the unique design, the obverse is more prone to displaying contact marks and abrasions. The complex and intricate design of the reverse tends to protect or obscure any such marks. The issue remains readily available for present day collectors, affordable through gem grades. Bay Bridge Half Dollar Coin Specifications. Designer: Jacques Schnier Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper Weight: 12.50 grams Diameter: 30.6 mm Authorization: Public Law 74-820 Maximum Authorized Mintage: 200,000.Bay Bridge Half Dollar Mintage. Whether you are an investor seeking asset diversification, an experienced collector searching for a key date coin, or simply trying to find a vintage Proof Set as a gift, Woodland Treasure is available to meet your needs. The rate varies by state. If you need to change the Address you should cancel your order and place a new order using the correct address. Our goal is to provide outstanding customer service, we strive to respond to your inquiries within 24 hours. 2011 American Silver Eagle - NGC MS-70 - Mint State 70. 1915 Australia Three Pence (3D) - PCGS XF-40 - Extra Fine 40. 1899 M32 Japan One Sen - PCGS MS-63 RB - Mint State 63 Red Brown. This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The item "1936-S Bay Bridge Silver Commemorative Half Dollar NGC MS-65 Mint State 65" is in sale since Wednesday, November 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Commemorative\Silver (1892-1954)".The seller is "woodlandtreasure" and is located in Baileyville, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.