1936 50C Long Island MS64

CERTIFICATION#: 21044494
PCGS#: 9322

Owner's Comments

WHITE

Expert Comments

David Hall: The Long Island commemorative was minted at the height of the 1930s commemorative craze. There were 100,053 pieces minted. Though they were fairly well distributed at the original issue price of $1 per coin, there were also numerous hoards of several hundred to several thousand pieces that continued to surface through the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. As one might suspect, today the Long Island is one of the more readily available silver commemoratives.

Most Long Islands are mint state, with the average grade being MS63 to MS65. Superb Gem MS66 examples are not difficult to obtain. But MS67 examples are definitely rare. This is probably due to the fact that both the obverse and reverse designs are somewhat flat and marks and abraisions are fairly common. Most Long Islands have frosty luster.

 

Diameter: 30.60 millimeters Designer: Howard Kenneth Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 81,826 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 70,000 R-2.3 123 / 144 TIE 123 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 55,000 R-2.4 130 / 144 TIE 130 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 15,000 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4631, $32,900

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade