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Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: 50C 1936 M USA-PHIL MURPHY-QUEZON ALLEN-18.00
Full Grade: NGC MS 63
Owner: coin928

Set Details

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Competitive Sets: USPI - Type, Eye Appeal   Score: 507
USPI-Complete (Set #2)   Score: 507
USPI-50C (Set #2)   Score: 507
USPI-1936 #2   Score: 507
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Lyman Allen #18.00 (KM #176) - Mintage: 20,000

THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE PHILIPPINES was founded on November 15th, 1935. To commemorate this historic event, a set of three coins containing one 50 Centavo piece and 2 different One Peso pieces was minted at the Manila Mint. The issue price for this set was $3.13USD! Despite the historical significance, low mintage of 10,000 sets and the low issue price, many sets remained unsold and languished in the Philippine Treasury. When the Japanese invaded in 1941, the vast majority of these unsold sets were dumped into the Pacific Ocean to keep them from falling into enemy hands. This is the reason that so many of these coins exhibit damage due to prolonged exposure to salt water and are thus described as “sea salvaged.”

The mintage for the 50 Centavo coin was 20,000, so 10,000 must have either been sold separately or issued to the public at face value.

These three coins were the first to bear the new Commonwealth reverse designed by Ambrosio Morales which was applied to all production coins beginning in 1937. The obverse of this coin depicts the busts of the first Philippine President, Manual L. Quezon on the right, facing U.S. Governor General, Frank Murphy on the left. As a commemorative issues, these coins are typically very well struck.

This particular coin is very well struck and lustrous example of this rare Manila Mint issue.

Date acquired: 11/29/2008 (raw coin)
Date graded: 6/23/2009 (self submitted to NGC)

Rev. 8/25/2015

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