How much are my U.S. 1936-S Bay Bridge commemorative worth?

About 1936-S Bay Bridge Silver Commemoratives

The 1936-S Bay Bridge commemorative has an interesting story, having been minted to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which opened in November 1936. Appropriately, all 100.055 coins were minted at the nearby San Francisco Mint, though only 71,424 were distributed. While most of the classic commemorative coins were distributed in conventional fashion by mint facilities, benefits, private and public organizations, many of the Bay Bridge commemoratives were sold near the bridge via drive-through booths.

The Bay Bridge half dollar was designed by Oakland resident Jacques Schnier. The coin?s obverse showcases the iconic grizzly bear of California, while the reverse offers a scenic depiction of the Bay Bridge with the Ferry Building and two boats in the water.

Many Bay Bridge half dollars are found with circulation wear, but the majority are uncirculated and in the grades of MS63-66. Examples grading MS67 are rare and those grading MS68 or better are extremely rare. Most display excellent luster and nice overall eye appeal.



Coin Date: 1936-S
Denom: 50c / Half dollar
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 71,424
Coinage Type: Classic Commemoratives, Silver
Coinage Years: 1892-1954
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Bay Bridge
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Weight: 12.5 gr
Designer: Jacques Schnier
Edge: Reeded
PCGS #: 9254
NGC ID: BYFM
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MS68 CAC


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MS68


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MS67 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936-S Bay Bridge
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MS67


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MS66 CAC


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MS66


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MS65 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936-S Bay Bridge
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MS65


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MS64 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936-S Bay Bridge
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MS64


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MS63 CAC


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MS63


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MS62 CAC


CDN Market Values for: 1936-S Bay Bridge
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MS62


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MS61 CAC


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MS61


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MS60 CAC


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MS60


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AU58 CAC


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AU58


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AU55 CAC


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AU55


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AU53 CAC


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AU53


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AU50 CAC


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AU50


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XF45 CAC


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XF45


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XF40 CAC


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XF40


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