1936 Oregon Trail Memorial

Half Dollar

SUMMARY OF CHARACTERISTICS

(Also see preceding listings)
Authorization date: May 17, 1926
Date on coins: 1936
Date when coins were actually minted: 1936
Mint used: Philadelphia
Maximum quantity authorized: 6,000,000 (for the entire series from 1926 onward)
Total quantity minted (including assay coins): 10,006
Assay coins (included in above): 6
Quantity melted: None
Net number distributed (including assay coins): 10,006
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; one-coin and three-coin cardboard insert-type holders
Official sale price: $1.60 ($1.65 by mail)
Interesting facts: The issue price of this was only $1.60, or 40¢ less than the next earlier issue (1934-D), in an effort to stimulate sales; most were sold via a mailing to Scott's customer list.

MARKET INDEX

(average market prices)

1940 MS-63 to 64 $1.25
1945 MS-63 to 64 $2.50
1950 MS-63 to 64 $2
1955 MS-63 to 64 $3.50
1960 MS-63 $7
1965 MS-63 $14
1970 MS-63 $16
1975 MS-63 $55
1980 MS-63 $400
1985 MS-63 $260
1986 MS-60 $175, MS-63 $300, MS-64 $625, MS-65 $900
1990 (spring) MS-60 $170, MS-63 $195, MS-64 $275, MS-65 $900
1990 (December) MS-60 $115, MS-63 $125, MS-64 $180, MS-65 $425

1936-S Oregon Trail Memorial

Half Dollar

SUMMARY OF CHARACTERISTICS

 

1936 (summer) MS-63 to 64 $5.50
1940 MS-63 to 64 $4.50
1945 MS-63 to 64 $6
1950 MS-63 to 64 $5
1955 MS-63 to 64 $7
1960 MS-63 $11
1965 MS-63 $18
1970 MS-63 $18
1975 MS-63 $82
1980 MS-63 $625
1985 MS-63 $370
1986 MS-60 $260, MS-63 $380, MS-64 $1,000, MS-65 $1,600
1990 (spring) MS-60 $215, MS-63 $265, MS-64 $320, MS-65 $1,000
1990 (December) MS-60 $155, MS-63 $195, MS-64 $220, MS-65 $525

1937-D Oregon Trail Memorial

Half Dollar

SUMMARY OF CHARACTERISTICS

(Also see preceding listings)
Authorization date: May 17, 1926
Date on coins: 1937
Date when coins were actually minted: 1937
Mint used: Denver
Maximum quantity authorized: 6,000,000 (for the entire series from 1926 onward)
Total quantity minted (including assay coins): 12,008
Assay coins (included in above): 8
Quantity melted: None
Net number distributed (including assay coins): 12,008
Issued by: Oregon Trail Memorial Association, Inc., 1775 Broadway, New York City, N.Y. (perry Driggs, executive secretary)
Standard original packaging: Paper coin envelope; one-coin and three-coin cardboard insert-type holders
Official sale price: $1.60
Interesting fact: The 1937-D was the only Oregon Trail half dollar variety issued this year.

MARKET INDEX

(average market prices)

1940 MS-63 to 64 $1.50
1945 MS-63 to 64 $2
1950 MS-63 to 64 $1.75
1955 MS-63 to 64 $3.50
1960 MS-63 $6
1965 MS-63 $13
1970 MS-63 $16
1975 MS-63 $54
1980 MS-63 $300
1985 MS-63 $235
1986 MS-60 $150, MS-63 $340, MS-64 $425, MS-65 $750
1990 (spring) MS-60 $130, MS-63 $190, MS-64 $250, MS-65 $625
1990 (December) MS-60 $115, MS-63 $125, MS-64 $175, MS-65 $425