Catalog Notes for 1936-D Columbia 50c MS: The 150th anniversary of the South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia is honored on this 1936 coin. The city of Columbia, founded in 1786, is honored on the obverse by a statue of Justice with Old State House of 1790 to the left and the New State House, completed by 1907, on the right. The reverse showcases a palmetto, which serves as the state’s iconic symbol. Some will note a broken oak limb below the palmetto; this symbolizes Fort Moultrie, built with palmetto wood, and its success in defeating King George’s oak ships.

The coins were quite popular and were fairly and widely distributed. They remain a favorite commemorative coin today for many collectors, who can find them in a range of grades mostly clustered around the MS62-66 range. Examples grading MS67 or higher are rare and desirable. A great many pieces showcase decent luster, nice color, and overall great eye appeal.
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Catalog Details

Coin Date: 1936-D
Denom: 50c / Half dollar
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: D
Mint Location: Denver
Coinage Type: Classic Commemoratives, Silver
Coinage Years: 1892-1954
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Columbia
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Weight: 12.5 gr
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 9292