1935 50C Connecticut Commemorative Silver Half Dollar PCGS MS66 CHOICE GEM
The Connecticut Tercentenary Half Dollar. The Connecticut Tercentenary half dollar, sometimes called the Connecticut half dollar, is a commemorative fifty-cent piece struck by the United States Bureau of the Mint in 1935. The coin was designed by Henry Kreis and commemorates the 300th anniversary of the founding of Connecticut. Its obverse depicts the Charter Oak, where according to legend Connecticut's charter was hidden to save it from being confiscated by the English governor-general. An eagle appears on the coin's reverse side. The Connecticut Tercentenary Commission wanted a half dollar issued, with proceeds from its sale to further its projects. A bill passed through Congress without dissent and became law on June 21, 1935, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed it, providing for 25,000 half dollars. Kreis's design was a Public Works Administration project and technically in violation of the new law, which said the federal government was not to pay for its design. Nevertheless, the design was approved by the Commission of Fine Arts, and then by the Treasury Department. These were soon exhausted as well. Kreis's design has generally been praised by numismatic writers.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Certification Number: 35490665
- Certification: PCGS
- Strike Type: Business
- Mint Location: Philadelphia
- Mintage: 25,000
- Weight: 12.5 grams
- Grade: MS 66
- Year: 1935
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Composition: Silver
- Denomination: 50C