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1936 50C Albany (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
9227
Designer:
Gertrude K. Lathrop
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
17,671
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 15,000 R-2.9 84 / 144 TIE 84 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 12,000 R-2.9 91 / 144 TIE 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 98 / 144 TIE 98 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 15,000
60 or Better 12,000
65 or Better 6,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-3.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 84 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 98 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 84 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 98 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	MS68 PCGS grade

Heller Collection - Heritage 3/2004:6876, $20,125 - JFS Collection - Heritage 8/2004:4205, $16,100 - Bruce Scher Collection - Heritage 2/2005:4142, $16,100 - Heritage 1/2011:5702, $19,550 - “J&L 144 Complete Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade

“San Diego” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 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
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
 
	MS68 PCGS grade 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Heller Collection - Heritage 3/2004:6876, $20,125 - JFS Collection - Heritage 8/2004:4205, $16,100 - Bruce Scher Collection - Heritage 2/2005:4142, $16,100 - Heritage 1/2011:5702, $19,550 - “J&L 144 Complete Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS68 PCGS grade

“San Diego” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS68 PCGS grade #3 MS68 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
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The Albany half dollar is a mid-range rarity for the silver commemorative series. The original mintage was 25,013. Of those, 13 were assay issues and 7,342 were melted as unsold at the issue price of $2. That leaves a net distributed mintage of 17,671, about mid-range mintage size for silver commems. Of the original mintage, probably 12,000 to 15,000 survive today, nearly all of them mint state. Most Albanys are in the MS64 or MS65 grade. Albanys, like most commemorative issues of the 1930s, are quite rare in circulated grades and are in high demand from "low ball" collectors.

The average grade for an Albany is MS63 to MS66 and MS67s are somewhat scare. The typical Albany has good satiny luster, though there are many toned with varying degrees of eye appeal. You should avoid the dark, dingy toned examples and also the unattractive yellow toned examples. Eye appeal is definitely a factor with this issue. Interestingly, though Albanys are readily obtainable in MS64 to MS66 grades, they are rare in MS67 or better, probably due to eye appeal/toning problems.