Norfolk PCGS 1936 MS65 CAC

Price: $650.00

Availability: in stock

Prod. Code: Commemorative Silver

Norfolk PCGS 1936 MS65 CAC  This coin is one of our favorites as upon examination you will discover that both Obverse and Reverse exhibit a wonderful even original album toning...sure to please.

The Norfolk half dollar is yet another example of the commemorative coin series being used to honor events and/or anniversaries of strictly local significance. It was coined to commemorate the bicentennial of the city of Norfolk becoming a borough. As this anniversary approached, a civic group called the Norfolk Advertising Board sought a coin to mark the occasion. The senate, realizing the limited appeal, changed wording in the bill to authorize only a medal, not a coin. It was well-known that medals sold poorly in comparison to coins, so the Board refused to move forward. Eventually, they enlisted the help of Virginia Senator Carter Glass (who appears on the Lynchburg half dollar) to make another attempt. On June 28th, 1937 he succeeded in passing legislation authorizing the mintage of up to 25,000 half dollars was passed.16995223  1010E00