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(1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial

(1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial
(1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial | (1936) Arkansas Centennial - Robinson

(1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial

This souvenir issue marked the 100th anniversary of the admission of Arkansas into the Union. Edward Everett Burr designed the piece, and models were prepared by Emily Bates of Arkansas. Although 1936 was the centennial year, the first of several issues was brought out in 1935 from all three mints. The 1936 through 1939 issues were the same as those of 1935 except for the dates. They were sold by the distributors at $8.75 per set of three coins. The reverse shows accolated heads of an Indian chief of 1836 and an American girl of 1935. During 1936, a second design was authorized by Congress. Senator Joseph T. Robinson consented to have his portrait placed on the reverse side of the coins, which were struck at the Philadelphia Mint.

A new reverse design for the Arkansas Centennial coin was authorized by the Act of June 26, 1936. Senator Joseph T. Robinson, still living at the time his portrait was used, was the subject for the new issue engraved by Henry Kreis. The obverse, designed by Everett Burr, was unchanged. The law specified a change in the reverse, because of the fact that the obverse side is that which bears the date. From a numismatic viewpoint, however, the side that has the portrait is usually considered the obverse. Thus, in this instance, the side with the eagle device is often considered the reverse.

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1926 - 1939
    Designer: James Earle Fraser and Laura Gardin Fraser
    Weight: 12.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
  • Design Years: 1935 - 1939
    Designer: Edward E. Burr
    Weight: 12.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded

(1936) Arkansas Centennial - Robinson

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1936
    Designer: Henry Kreiss (obv) and Edward E. Burr (rev)
    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..
  • PF-60 PF-60. PF-60.
  • 1937

    1937

    Commemoratives (1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial 1937
    Commemoratives (1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial 1937
  • 5,505
  • 110
  • 1939

    1939

    Commemoratives (1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial 1939
    Commemoratives (1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial 1939
  • 2,104
  • 240
  • 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..
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • AU-50
  • MS-60
  • MS-62
  • MS-63
  • MS-64
  • MS-65
  • MS-66
  • PF-60
  • 1937

    1937

    Commemoratives (1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial 1937
    Commemoratives (1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial 1937
  • 5,505
  • 110
  • 1939

    1939

    Commemoratives (1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial 1939
    Commemoratives (1935 - 1939) Arkansas Centennial 1939
  • 2,104
  • 240
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