From the NGC Archives: 1935 Connecticut Tercentenary Half Dollar

Posted on 3/15/2011

The Connecticut Tercentenary Half Dollar has been widely praised for its balanced design and innovative style.

It also has a characteristic 1930s look to it. The models were prepared by sculptor Henry Kreiss, who also produced the superb portrait of U. S. Senator Joseph T. Robinson on the Arkansas Half Dollar of 1936.

While most of the mintage for this issue survives in uncirculated condition, that's not to say that all are gems. The vast majority falls short of this mark, while precious few can equal the quality presented here. Indeed, this amazing example features extremely bright and frosty luster. An overall veil of pearl gray toning is highlighted by bursts of autumn leaves coloration around the borders, for a most stunning effect.

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