1936 Columbia, South Carolina Sesquicentennial. MS-68 (NGC).A satin to softly frosted example with silky smooth, virtually flawless surfaces. Minimally toned in pale sandy-silver that appears to drift toward the borders. Half dollars of this type were authorized by Act of Congress dated March 18, 1936, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the founding of Columbia, South Carolina. Sale of these coins was intended to raise funds for various celebrations marking this event. The official sale price was $1.25 per individual coin, $6.45 per three-piece PDS set. The Philadelphia Mint issue has a mintage of 9,000 coins for distribution, but the total number of PDS sets sold could not have exceeded 8,000 sets, the mintage for the 1936-D and 1936-S issues.NGC Census: 7; 0 finer.PCGS# 9291. NGC ID: BYGC.Click here for certification details from NGC.