|Of the many commemoratives authorized by Congress in 1936, the Columbia South Carolina Sesquicentennial Half Dollar was the first one authorized, but was the last struck that year and was not issued until well after the festivities related to the sesquicentennial had taken place. This is a wonderful high-grade set of Columbia Half Dollars from each of the three (3) mints that struck the coins. The set also comes with an original cardboard tab holder in which the coins were originally issued. The 1936 Columbia Half Dollar has been graded MS66 by PCGS, the 1936-D Columbia Half Dollar has been graded MS67 by PCGS and the 1936-S Columbia Half Dollar has been graded MS66 by PCGS. Each coin has been encapsulated in the newer-style edge-view holder. Since these coins were originally issued in the included cardboard holder with the circular target-shaped cutouts connected by small tabs to hold the coins in place, there is a very distinct and highly desired "tab toning" on the obverse of each coin. The reverse of each coin is also lightly toned. The coins have very appealing original mint luster and are nearly perfect, each having only a couple of small marks that are noticed under close inspection. The included cardboard tab holder is in decent condition with a few light creases and one slightly damaged corner. A well matched PDS set of Columbia Commemorative Half Dollars with the original tab holder that have likely been together since the time of issue.