Catalog Notes for 1936 Lynchburg 50c MS: Honoring the 150th anniversary of this Virginia city’s charter, the Lynchburg half dollar was struck in relatively small numbers of just 20,000 pieces. Yet, fortunately for collectors, the vast majority of Lynchburg halves are known in uncirculated grades. The coin, designed by Charles Keck, were sold for $1 apiece.

The Lynchburg half dollar is not known for being particularly well struck, and thus buyers should keep a close eye for sharpness in such surface details as the hairlines on Lynchburg native and U.S. senator Charles Glass as seen on the obverse or the gown folds on the Goddess of Liberty statue depicted upon the reverse. While examples are plentiful through at least MS65, pieces in MS66 are scarce, MS67s are rare, and MS68s are exceedingly rare.
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Catalog Details

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: Lynchburg
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Weight: 12.5 gr
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 9324