1936 50C Delaware (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
9301
Designer:
Carl L. Schmitz
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
20,993
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 17,000 R-2.8 96 / 144 TIE 96 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 13,500 R-2.9 91 / 144 TIE 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 6,500 R-3.7 103 / 144 TIE 103 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 17,000
60 or Better 13,500
65 or Better 6,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-3.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 96 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 103 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 96 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 103 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

J&L Collection

1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

3 MS67+ PCGS grade PCGS #9301 (MS)     67+
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

J&L Collection

MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

PCGS #9301 (MS)     67+ #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
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The Delaware commemorative half was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Swedish colonists landing in Delaware, an event that took place in 1638. Strangely, the Delaware commems were dated 1936, struck in 1937, and sold in 1938. The original issue price was $1.75. Delawares were widely available in the numismatic market place through-out the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. today, Delawares are moderately scarce.

Of the 1936-1938 era commemoratives with similar mintages, the Delaware is similar in rarity to the Albany, Gettysburg, Lynchburg, and Maryland. It is rarer than the Antietam, Elgin, New Rochelle, Norfolk, Roanoke, Wisconsin, and York; and not quite as rare as the Connecticut and Robinson. Delawares often have a somewhat semi-prooflike appearance or a subdued frosty luster. The sails on the ship can get quite marked up so look for clean, well struck sails. Eye appeal will depend on the amount of luster and/or the attractiveness (or lack of) of the toning.