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1936 50C Cleveland (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9288
Designer:
Brenda Putnam
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
50,030
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 42,500 R-2.5 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 34,000 R-2.6 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 12,500 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 42,500
60 or Better 34,000
65 or Better 12,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.6
65 or Better R-2.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 119 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 119 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
10 MS67 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

J&L Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#10 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

With a mintage of over 50,000 coins, the Cleveland half dollar is one of the most comon silver commemoratives of the classic 1893-1954 era. Interestingly, half of the Clevelands were struck in July, 1936, and the other half were struck in February, 1937, but dated 1936. There is no way to tell the two "batches" apart. The majority of Clevelands were saved at the time of issue as they were sold to the public at a premium price of $1.50. Many Clevelands remained in dealer hands (mostly Abe Kosoff and Sol Kaplan) for a number of years. Today, almost all Clevelands grade MS63 to MS66. They are the third most populous silver commem graded by PCGS, after the 1946 Iowa and 1935-S San Diego. Clevelands are readily available in Gem condition and many are very frosty and lustrous.