“1935/36 SAN DIEGO COMMEMORATIVE HALF DOLLAR" (20 minutes) A visit to Balboa Park on a lovely Spring day reminded me about numismatic lessons quite forgotten, and the discovery of a multitude of ties between three world ‘fairs’, two rival California cities, and a host of artists. All this from a simple question: Do the buildings on Aitkin's Commemorative accurately depict the buildings still standing in Balboa Park? Did I mention that it was a fine day for a stroll down memory lanes of the numismatic variety?

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