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1925 50C Vancouver (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
9399
Designer:
Laura Gardin Fraser
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
14,994
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 9,500 R-3.1 81 / 144 81 / 144
60 or Better 7,600 R-3.4 79 / 144 TIE 79 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 2,425 R-4.5 41 / 144 TIE 41 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 9,500
60 or Better 7,600
65 or Better 2,425
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.1
60 or Better R-3.4
65 or Better R-4.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 81 / 144
60 or Better 79 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 81 / 144
60 or Better 79 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
9 MS67 PCGS grade
9 MS67 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#9 MS67 PCGS grade
#9 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The city of Vancouver is of course in Canada, but Fort Vancouver is in the state of Washington. The Vancouver half dollar was struck to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Fort Vancouver. The coins were sold at $1.00 each in August and September 1925. But the founding of Fort Vancouver was not really an event of national significance and sales were relatively limited. The original sales were only 14,994 pieces, which in subsequent years made the Vancouver half dollar one of the rarer commemorative half dollar types. In fact, by 1928-29, Vancouvers were fetching as much as $10 in the numismatic marketplace, though they settled back down to the $6 to $7 range by the 1930's.

Today, the Vancouver is considered one of the more desirable coins in the 1892-1954 classic era series. And indeed, Vancouvers are scarce in Gem condition. There was a hoard of about 500 original mint state coins disbursed in 1982. Interestingly, Vancouvers were struck at the San Francisco Mint, but through some Mint production error, the "S" mint mark was not put on the coins. Though scarce, Vancouvers are found in Gem and SUperb Gem condition. This beautiful coin usually has a brilliant looking, frosty luster.