The 1936 York County, Maine, Tercentenary commemorative half dollar
was one of more than a dozen commemorative coin programs in 1936. It
honored the 300th anniversary of the founding of York County, Maine.
It is an issue that “comes nice” and many surviving examples from
the original mintage of 25,015 are preserved in high grades. This
example graded Mint State 67+ with both a Numismatic Guaranty Corp.
Star for eye appeal and a Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker
indicating quality within the grade brought just under $1,000 at
Heritage’s Feb. 28 American Numismatic Association National Money Show
auction. It has what’s called “tab toning,” which is a result of its
original packaging and is considered a sign of originality that is
coveted by many collectors.