1936 U.S. 50¢ - Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar - NGC MS65 (Fatty Holder!)

1936 U.S. 50¢ - Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar - NGC MS65 (Fatty Holder!)
  • Grading Service: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation - NGC
  • Grade: Mint State 65 - MS65
  • Certification: 195371-005
  • Country: United States
  • Type: Non-Circulating Coin
  • Years: 1936
  • Mint: United States Mint - Philadelphia (1792-Date)
  • Denomination: 50 Cents = 1/2 USD
  • Currency: Dollar (1785-Date)
  • Composition: .900 Silver
  • Diameter: 30.6mm
  • Weight: 12.5g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mintage: 25,265
  • Obverse: Senator Joseph T. Robinson. He was a well known figure within Arkansas having served in the House of Representatives, as governor, and finally within the Senate
  • Reverse: An eagle with wings spread, perched on the rising sun with rays emanating upwards, a geometrical shape in the background with the word “Arkansas” in the centre, amidst an arrangement of stars
  • Reference: KM# 187
  • Commemorative Issue: Arkansas Centennial
  • NGC Old Fatty Holder! We Believe this coin to be of Premium Quality!

Amidst the proliferation of different Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar coins issued, a separate version with a new obverse design was issued in 1936. This was made possible through the passage of separate legislation authorizing the issuance of one new design with a maximum mintage of 50,000 pieces. The resulting 1936 Robinson-Arkansas Half Dollar is also notable because it contains a Senator who was living at the time of mintage.

The initial production for the Robinson Half Dollar was 25,265 pieces, which were to be distributed by Stack’s. The coins were offered at $1.85 each, but the quantity available failed to sell out and is said to have been sold to dealers in bulk quantities at lower prices in subsequent years. For present-day collectors, the issue remains relatively available since the original issue went mostly into the hands of collectors or dealers.

Authorization: Public Law 74-831
Maximum Authorized Mintage: 50,000