1935 50C Hudson (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9312
Designer:
Chester Beach
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
10,008
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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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 6,550 R-3.6 69 / 144 TIE 69 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 2,075 R-4.5 41 / 144 TIE 41 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7,750
60 or Better 6,550
65 or Better 2,075
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.4
60 or Better R-3.6
65 or Better R-4.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 60 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 69 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 60 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 69 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

“J&L” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4900, $14,100

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

“J&L” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2013:4900, $14,100

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

Today, the Hudson half dollar is one of the scarcer silver commemoratives. But in the time of its issue the Hudson was subject to controversy and distribution abuse. The event commemorated, the 150th anniversary of the founding of the city of Hudson, New York (population of 14,000 at the time), was pretty obscure to begin with. The original issue price was $1 per coin, but it was rumored that one dealer had purchased 7,500 of the original 10,008 mintage at 95 cents each. He (or someone) apparently held the hoard off the market as prices in the aftermarket soon reached $9. Collectors were outraged, but this was a situation often repeated in the 1934-1939 commemorative era.

Today, Hudsons are highly prized by commemorative collectors, especially in Gem condition. The typical Hudson grades MS63 to MS65. There are some circulated grade examples but the vast majority of Hudsons are mint state. Superb MS66 examples are rare, and there are only a handful of MS67 examples known. Most Hudson have semi-frosty luster and many are toned to various degrees. Strike can often be somewhat of an issue and sophisticated collectors look for specimens with "fully struck sails."