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Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial 1936


Half Dollar

SC Capitol Postcard

State of South Carolina


Coin issue to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the city of Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. 1786/1936


Coin Description

Front: The image of Justice holding scales and a sword. In the background, the old and new Capitol buildings with the dates 1786 and 1936. The inscription, "Liberty" at the left. Around the rim, "Sesqui Centennial Celebration of the Capital - Columbia South Carolina".

Reverse: In the center, the State emblem of South Carolina, a palmetto tree. The motto, "In God We Trust" and "E. Pluribus Unum". A circle of 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. Around the rim, "United States of America Half Dollar".


Cat # Item Mint Type Diameter Weight Mintage AU Unc
Y C14P Columbia, SC 1936 P Philadelphia Silver/.900 30.6 mm 12.5 grams 9,000 225.00 250.00
Y C14D Columbia, SC 1936 D Denver Silver/.900 30.6 mm 12.5 grams 8,000 225.00 250.00
Y C14S Columbia, SC 1936 S San Francisco Silver/.900 30.6 mm 12.5 grams 8,000 225.00 250.00


Columbia Half Dollar Columbia Half Dollar


AU About Uncirculated
Unc Uncirculated


Almost Uncirculated (AU): All of the detail will be visible. The coin will exhibit some wear on the highest points of the coin.

Uncirculated (Unc): A coin that did not enter circulation. Will exhibit original mint luster.


The Mintmarks designate where a coin was struck.

The Mintmarks will appear at the bottom on the front side of the coin

(D) Denver

(S) San Francisco

(P) Philadelphia - Was not struck on the Columbia issue.



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