Bridgeport, Connecticut, Centennial half dollar

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Bridgeport Centennial Half Dollar
United States
Value.50 U.S. dollars
Mass12.5 g
Diameter30.6 mm
Thickness? mm
Composition90.0% Ag
10.0% Cu
Years of minting1936
Catalog number-
Bridgeport obverse.jpg
DesignP.T. Barnum
DesignerHenry Kreis
Bridgeport reverse.jpg
DesignStylized eagle
DesignerHenry Kreis

The Bridgeport centennial half dollar commemorative coin was minted in 1936 to celebrate the centennial of the incorporation of the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

The obverse depicts the city's most famous resident, P.T. Barnum. The reverse depicts a stylized eagle.


The Bridgeport centennial half dollar was minted exclusively at the Philadelphia Mint. A total of 25,015 coins were produced.

See also[edit]


  • Richard S. Yeoman. A Guide Book of United States Coins. ISBN 978-0-7948-3148-6