1936-S 50C Rhode Island MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 09944556
PCGS#: 9365

Owner's Comments

WHITE

Expert Comments

David Hall: Even though it has nearly the identical mintage as the 1936-D, the 1936-S Rhode Island is the rarest of the three Rhode Islands by a significant margin. None of the three are rare in an absolute sense, but the 1936-S has the fewest number of coins graded by PCGS and is obviously tougher to find in Gem condition than the 1936 or 1936-D.

The typical 1936-S has frosty luster, with some specimens having semi-prooflike surfaces. The shallow relief of the Rhode Island design makes for more marks than other commemorative designs of the era. Toning can be evident in ranges from fairly attractive to somewhat dark and crusty. Like all commems, eye appeal is an important issue for Rhode Islands.

Diameter: 30.60 millimeters Designer: Arthur Graham Carey & John Howard Benson Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 15,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 12,750 R-2.9 84 / 144 TIE 84 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 10,200 R-2.9 91 / 144 TIE 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 4,190 R-4.1 79 / 144 TIE 79 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
1 MS67+ PCGS grade