1928 Oregon Trail Memorial

Half Dollar

SUMMARY OF CHARACTERISTICS

(Also see preceding listings)
Authorization date: May 17, 1926
Date on coins: 1928
Date when coins were actually minted: 1928
Mint used: Philadelphia
Maximum quantity authorized: 6,000,000 (for the entire series from 1926 onward)
Total quantity minted (including assay coins): 50,028
Assay coins (included in above): 28
Quantity melted: 44,000
Net number distributed (including assay coins): 6,028
Issued by: Oregon Trail Memorial Association, Inc., 544 West 100th Street, New York City, N.Y. sold many directly; also sold through Scott Stamp & Coin Co., Inc., 1 West 47th Street, New York City, N.Y.
Standard original packaging: Paper coin envelope; some mailed in cardboard holder with spaces for multiple coins
Official sale price: $2 ($1.75 in April 1933 to anyone who had purchased since January 1, 1932 two or more 1926 coins; as low as $1.10 each in quantities often, if ten 1926 coins were also bought)
Interesting fact: This issue was not released until 1933, for the issuing association was not able to pay the Treasury Department for them earlier.

MARKET INDEX

(average market prices)
(issue not released until 1933)

1935 MS-63 to 64 $2.50
1936 (summer) MS-63 to 64 $3
1940 MS-63 to 64 $3
1945 MS-63 to 64 $4
1950 MS-63 to 64 $4
1955 MS-63 to 64 $4.50
1960 MS-63 $10
1965 MS-63 $20
1970 MS-63 $18
1975 MS-63 $42
1980 MS-63 $240
1985 MS-63 $170
1986 MS-60 $285, MS-63 $390, MS-64 $850, MS-65 $1,450
1990 (spring) MS-60 $210, MS-63 $265, MS-64 $350, MS-65 $1,000

1990 (December) MS-60 $150, MS-63 $185, MS-64 $250, MS-65 $620

1934-D Oregon Trail Memorial

Half Dollar

SUMMARY OF CHARACTERISTICS

(Also see preceding listings)
Authorization date: May 17, 1926
Date on coins: 1934
Date when coins were actually minted: 1934
Mint used: Denver
Maximum quantity authorized: 6,000,000 (for the entire series from 1926 onward)
Total quantity minted (including assay coins): 7,006
Assay coins (included in above): 6
Quantity melted: None
Net number distributed (including assay coins): 7,006
Issued by: Oregon Trail Memorial Association, Inc., 4828 217th Street, Bayside, Long Island, N.Y.; sold through Scott Stamp & Coin Co., Inc., 1 West 47th Street, New York City, N.Y.
Standard original packaging: Paper coin envelope; some mailed in cardboard holder with spaces for multiple coins
Official sale price: $2
Interesting fact: Wayte Raymond, a prominent coin dealer, promoted this and other issues marketed through Scott.

MARKET INDEX

(average market prices)

1975 MS-63 $65
1980 MS-63 $550
1985 MS-63 $375
1986 MS-60 $225, MS-63 $330, MS-64 $1,150, MS-65 $1,975
1990 (spring) MS-60 $240, MS-63 $290, MS-64 $325, MS-65 $1,300
1990 (December) MS-60 $150, MS-63 $195, MS-64 $230, MS-65 $700