1928 50C Hawaiian (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9309
Designer:
Juliette May Fraser & Chester Beach
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
9,958
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 7,750 R-3.4 60 / 144 TIE 60 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 6,200 R-3.7 54 / 144 TIE 54 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 1,325 R-4.8 20 / 144 TIE 20 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7,750
60 or Better 6,200
65 or Better 1,325
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.4
60 or Better R-3.7
65 or Better R-4.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 60 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 60 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:6112, $39,950

3 MS67 PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

5 MS66+ PCGS grade PCGS #9309 (MS)     66+
5 MS66+ PCGS grade PCGS #9309 (MS)     66+
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2017:6112, $39,950

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

PCGS #9309 (MS)     66+ #5 MS66+ PCGS grade
PCGS #9309 (MS)     66+ #5 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The Hawaiian commemorative half dollar, struck to commemorate the sequicentennial (150th anniversary) of Captain Cook's landing in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, was a rousing success. Unlike many other silver commemoratives, especially those struck in the "abusive" commemorative era of 1935-1939, the Hawaiian was a legitimate anniversary, a relatively low mintage coin, and a "honestly" distributed issue. The Hawaiian halves were sold at an issue price of $2 by the Bank of Hawaii. The original 10,008 coins minted sold out immediately, even though the $2 issue price was the highest of any commemorative half dollar to that point.

The Hawaiian half dollars were widely distributed and, because of thier relatively low type mintage and earlier issue date, they are somewhat rare today. They have always been considered a key issue to the silver commemorative series and they have always had good collector demand. The typical Hawaiian is well-struck and relatively mark-free. Toning can be an issue with Hawaiian halves so eye appeal is very important. Most Hawaiians have semi-frosty/semi-satin luster. But many are toned to various degrees, some quite attractively, but some pretty dark and dingy. Again, eye appeal is critical with this issue.

Note that 50 examples were struck as matte-proofs (see coin# 9310).