Coin Specifications

Category: Silver Commemoratives (1892-1954)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 25,265
Catalog: KM-187
Obverse Designer: Henry Kreiss
Reverse Designer: Edward E. Burr
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.31 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
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1936 ROBINSON 50C MS obverse 1936 ROBINSON 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The story of the Arkansas-Robinson Commemorative Half Dollar coin began with the grand plans for marking the state of Arkansas’ 100th anniversary in 1936. After noting the success of other states in funding such events through the sale of commemorative coins, a similar plan was devised by a state-appointed group calling itself the Arkansas Centennial Commission.

After the initial success of the original Arkansas Centennial Commemoratives, the commission sought to create additional reverse designs to help raise more funds. This move was prompted by the Texas Centennial Commission scheme to have five new reverses adapted for use with a common obverse. Even after scaling down their desires to 3 new reverse designs, however, Congress forced the Arkansas Centennial Commission to make do with just one new design. Legislation passed on June 26, 1936 authorized a supplemental production of not less than 25,000 nor more than 50,000 coins.

Unlike the long and painful process associated with producing the designs and models for the Arkansas Centennial half dollar, the Robinson coin progressed smoothly and quickly. It was ultimately decided that Joseph T. Robinson, a former member of the United States Senate and Governor of the state would grace the new reverse of the coin. The coin proved relatively popular, but only 25,265 pieces were eventually struck of the original 50,000 allotted.

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Last Updated: 7/24/2015

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1936 ROBINSON 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2662
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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11/12/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0997, 997/Lot# 1734 $70.85
5/29/2000 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1314, 1314/Lot# 1637 $261.60
4/17/2006 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 83, 88/Lot# 1117 $161.00
7/9/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66073, 66073/Lot# 23964 $575.00
4/5/2010 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2834, 2834/Lot# 1743 $172.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3281 $345.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 13203 $218.50
9/4/2011 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1686 $483.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 ROBINSON 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base244268295323351437439450463477489502527551575631802120626144319905016297
252277304332380438443454468481493510535559594688937167531825896114660
00000044345446848149351053555959468893716753182589600
000000446459472485498519543567612745107121453751747300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3163
Owner: Richard Schultz
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2614
Owner: Bruce Young
 
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