# 957 - Ships on Coins - Part 31

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I am very fond of ships on coins.

I know that many people share this fondness. I have a few coins depicting ships.

So, I will post a series called "Ships on Coins" and I will show all the coins that I have on this theme.

There will be no order of presentation or country of issue. As the coins are stored in several places, I will simply search on each place and publish those that I found.

The thirty first is a 1936 $.50 "Long Island".

The 1936 Long Island Tercentenary Half Dollars were authorized to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Long Island by Dutch colonists.

The coin weights 12.5g, with 90% silver purity.

The obverse design features the heads of a Dutch settler and an Alogonquin Native American. The heads are partially imposed on each other, to infer the harmonious balance of a peaceful settlement.

Designs for the coin were created by Howard Kenneth Weinman, the son of Adolph A Weinman, who had designed the Winged Liberty Dime and Walking Liberty Half Dollar.

On the reverse is the image of a Dutch sailing vessel.



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Thanks for showing, ronavel. Yes, there is something about the old Silver US Commemorative Half Dollars. It is interesting that PCGS, Professional Coin Grading Service, the most reputable of Coin Graders, misspelled Long Islan"d" on the grade label. Yes, NGC, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, is good, too. You may have a pretty cool error there, @ronavel.

The 1936 Long Island Tercentenary Half Dollar is one I haven't seen before @ronavel. Do you know the mintage of this commemorative coin?

81,826 1936 Long Island Tercentenary Half Dollars were minted.

I'm not sure how this compares with other nearby dates, but I wonder how many are in this mint state. Definitely a keeper my friend! 😀

A nice old coin. Though not as detailed as modern day coins do, it still has an old world charm. Thanks for sharing!

The minting technique of that time was not as sophisticate as today.


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Making a note on this Seaworthy coin.
Thanks for sharing @ronavel

The price of the above coin (PCGS MS65) is around $150. Simply uncirculated and unslabbed is around $50.

Thanks, I think I am more likely to go with the raw UNC version. Checking Ebay.