Providence, Rhode Island Tercentenary Half Dollar

Commemorative Coins
  • Year of Issue: 1936
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 74-48

Background

The Providence, Rhode Island Tercentenary Half Dollar was released in 1936 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding.

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Characteristics

The obverse design features an Indian at Slate Rock welcoming Roger Williams in a canoe with the sun rising over the ocean in the background.

The reverse features the shield of the State of Rhode Island.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • 1636
  • RHODE ISLAND
  • 1936
  • LIBERTY

Reverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • HOPE
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM
  • HALF DOLLAR

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Arthur Graham Carey
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016