How much are my U.S. 1936 Bridgeport commemorative worth?

About 1936 Bridgeport Silver Commemoratives

The 1936 Bridgeport, Connecticut, centennial marks the 100th anniversary of the historic seaport city in the Constitution State. The Bridgeport half dollar, designed by Henry Kreis, is carried by an obverse bust of one of Connecticut’s most famous residents, Phineas Taylor Barnum. He is famous for many things, including his years in politics and his cofounding of the Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Bridgeport half dollars were sold for $2 each and are fairly common in most grades, though pieces grading MS67 are relatively rare. The art-deco eagle on the reverse has a large, flat surface on its wing, and this section of the coin is highly susceptible to marks. Buyers should pay close attention to the wing when inspecting coins for purchase. Luster and overall eye appeal on this coin is usually pretty good.



Coin Date: 1936
Denom: 50c / Half dollar
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Classic Commemoratives, Silver
Coinage Years: 1892-1954
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Bridgeport
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Weight: 12.5 gr
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 9279
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CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
Value for grade:

MS67


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS66 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
Value for grade:

MS66


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS65 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS65


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS64 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
Value for grade:

MS64


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS63 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS63


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS62 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
Value for grade:

MS62


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS61 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
Value for grade:

MS61


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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MS60 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
Value for grade:

MS60


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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AU58 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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AU58


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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AU55 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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AU55


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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AU53 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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AU53


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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AU50 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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AU50


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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XF45 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
Value for grade:

XF45


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
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XF40 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936 Bridgeport
Value for grade:

XF40


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