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1936 Cleveland Commemorative Half Dollar MS64 NGC

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This is a satiny near gem example of the 1936 Cleveland commemorative half dollar graded MS64 by NGC.  The coin was issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Cleveland, Ohio and coincided with the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition, held in Cleveland that year.  The obverse is the profile of Moses Cleaveland, namesake of the city.  The name of the city was later shortened to Cleveland, dispensing with the "a".  The reverse of the coin celebrates the Great Lakes Exposition with a compass spanning the Great Lakes.  Prominent cities of the region (Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rochester, and Toronto) are represented by stars.  

DESIGNER: Brenda Putnam
DIAMETER: 30.60 millimeters
WEIGHT: 12.50 grams
MINTAGE: 50,030
MINT: Philadelphia
COMPOSITION: 90% Silver, 10% Copper