Three Encased 50 Cent Pieces, Two From Lick Pier, Ocean Park, One Commemerates J.F.K. (111536)

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Three Encased 50 Cent Pieces, Two From Lick Pier, Ocean Park, One Commemerates J.F.K.  (111536)
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Three encased 50 cent pieces.

The first two are Franklin half dollars, dated 1953, enclosed in hard plastic enclosures. Both are silver dollars. Cases read, "Aragon Ballroom, Lick Pier, Ocean Park". The Aragon Ballroom on Lick Pier in the Ocean Park district of Santa Monica, California, was a social-dance venue opened under the Aragon name in March 1942 by Swing Shift dance promoter Harry Schooler. The ballroom and the pier, named Lick's Pier, was erected in 1922. Lick's Pier was located at the foot of Navy Street adjoining the south side of the Pickering Pier. Lick's Pier was, in 1922, almost entirely in Venice.

The third coin commemorates John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. Kennedy's birth year, 1917 and year of his death, 1963, are on each side of Kennedy's name. The coin encased is a Kennedy 1964 half dollar.

Provenance: John Reynolds Collection
Country (if not USA):
State: California
City/County: Los Angeles County