Bridgeport half dollar

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Bridgeport Centennial Half Dollar
United States
Value .50 U.S. dollars
Mass 12.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness ? mm
Edge Reeded
Composition 90.0% Ag
10.0% Cu
Years of minting 1936
Catalog number -
Obverse
File:Bridgeport obverse.jpg
Design P.T. Barnum
Designer Henry Kreis
Reverse
File:Bridgeport reverse.jpg
Design Ultra-modernistic eagle
Designer Henry Kreis

The Bridgeport centennial half dollar commemorative coin was minted in 1936 to celebrate the centennial of the incorporation of the city of Bridgeport, CT.

The obverse depicts the city's most famous resident, P.T. Barnum. The reverse depicts an ultra-modernistic eagle.

Mints

The Bridgeport centennial half dollar was minted exclusively at the Philadelphia Mint. A total of 25,015 coins were produced.

See also

References

Richard S. Yeoman. A Guide Book of United States Coins. ISBN 978-0-7948-3148-6