1935-D 50C Arkansas (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9234
Designer:
Edward Everett Burr & Emily Bates
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
5,505
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS 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 4,600 R-4.0 29 / 144 TIE 29 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 3,750 R-4.2 28 / 144 TIE 28 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 1,800 R-4.6 32 / 144 TIE 32 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,600
60 or Better 3,750
65 or Better 1,800
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-4.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 29 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 29 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

Although the 1935-D Arkansas has a relatively low mintage of only 5005 coins, it is a fairly available coin in grades MS63 to MS66. Most was of the original mintage survives today and most of the survivors grade MS64 or MS65. A huge percentage of the original mintage of the 1935-D and 1935-S Arkansas half dollars were purchased directly in bulk at the time of issue by Texas coin dealer extraordinaire B. Max Mehl. The coins were marketed "Mehl style" with much puffery and enthusiasm for the few years after they were issued.

Most 1935-D Arkansas have frosty luster or varying degrees of toning. The average grade is MS63 to MS65. Circulated examples are almost unknown. The 1935-D is the most common of the three 1935 Arkansas issues in Superb MS 66 and MS67 condition, though "common" is not quite the right word. Like all Arkansas, the 1935-D is quite rare in superb MS67 condition.