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1936 Long Island Tercentenary


 1936 Long Island Obverse       1936 Long Island Reverse

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To commemorate the 300th anniversary of the first European settlement on Long Island, New York.


Maximum Number Authorized: A maximum of 100,000 pieces and a minimum of 5,000.


Sale Price: $1.00




    Obverse – Howard Kenneth Weinman

Heads of a Dutch settler and an Algonquin Native American, facing right. The designer’s initials are located below the Native American’s chin.


   Reverse – Howard Kenneth Weinman

A Dutch three-masted ship sailing to the right. Underneath the date 1936 appears the inscription “LONG ISLAND TERCENTENARY”.


Online Resource: https://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/history-and-heritage/digital-exhibitions/a-tour-of-new-netherland/long-island/




100,000 pieces were coined at the Philadelphia Mint for sale to the public. A total of 81,826 were sold with the remaining 18,174 returned to the Mint for melting.




  • The  coin was issued several months after the Long Island Tercentenary celebration took place.

  • The designer of the coin, Howard Kenneth Weinman was the son of A.A. Weinman who designed the Liberty Walking half dollar and the Mercury dime.

  • A bronze so-called dollar was also minted to celebrate the tercentenary.


For more information:


Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States by Anthony J. Swiatek 

KWS Publishers (2012)


Commemorative Coins of the United States Identification and Price Guide by Anthony J. Swiatek

Amos Press Publishers (2001)




Encyclopedia of the Commemorative Coins of the United States by Anthony J. Swiatek

KWS Publishers (2012)


The Encyclopedia of United States Silver & Gold Commemora
tive Coins 1892 to 1954
by Anthony Swiatek and Walter Breen


Arco Publishing, Inc. (1981)



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