Norfolk, Virginia Bicentennial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1936
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 74-164

Background

The Norfolk, Virginia Bicentennial Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Norfolk becoming a borough.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features the official seal of the city of Norfolk—a ship plow and stocks of grain.

The reverse features a mace flanked by two floral sprays and the year 1636.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • BOROUGH OF NORFOLK BICENTENNIAL
  • 1936
  • CITY OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA
  • TOWN–1682
  • BOROUGH–1736
  • CITY–1845
  • ET TERRA ET MARE DIVITAE TUAE CRESCAS

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • HALF DOLLAR
  • NORFOLK VIRGINIA LAND GRANT
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • LIBERTY

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: William Marks Simpson
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016