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California Pacific International Exposition

(1935 - 1936) California Pacific International Exposition

(1935 - 1936) California Pacific International Exposition
(1935 - 1936) California Pacific International Exposition

(1935 - 1936) California Pacific International Exposition

Congress approved the coinage of souvenir half dollars for the exposition on May 3, 1935. Robert Aitken designed the coin, which was struck at the San Francisco Mint. The same type with date 1936 was struck at the Denver Mint, under authority of the special Recoinage Act of May 6, 1936, which specified that 180,000 pieces could be recoined with the date 1936 irrespective of the year of issue.The obverse displays a seated female with spear and a bear in the left background. The reverse shows the observation tower and the State of California building at the exposition.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1935 - 1936
    Designer: Robert Aitken
    Weight: 12.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • 1936D, California Pacific International Exposition
  • 30,092
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