Welcome to Wilshire Coin’s #Murica Mondays!
#Murica is the slang term the cool kids use to talk about our great nation online. Every week on Monday, we will showcase a unique coin from our personal vault that commemorates our country’s rich history and celebrates #Murica!!
In this installment of #Murica Monday, we’re taking a look at this 1936 Silver Commemorative Half Dollar. It was created to honor the building of the Bay Bridge, connecting San Francisco to Oakland, which opened that year, 6 months before the more well known Golden Gate Bridge.
The obverse features a stoic Grizzly Bear and the reverse has a stunning modernist depiction of the bridge itself. It was the most popular of the commemorative coins released that year, and this silver bear is one of roughly 75,000 released into the wild.
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