1936 50C Elgin (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

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PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
9303
Designer:
Trygve Rovelstad
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
20,015
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
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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 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 7,800 R-3.4 112 / 144 TIE 112 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 17,000
60 or Better 13,500
65 or Better 7,800
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-3.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 96 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 112 / 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 112 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:5609, $49,937.50 -  J&L Commemorative Type Set Collection

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

Heritage 1/2014:5609, $49,937.50 -  J&L Commemorative Type Set Collection

MS68 PCGS grade #2 MS68 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#9 MS67+ PCGS grade
#9 MS67+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The Elgin was one of the many commemoratives struck in the 1934-1939 "commemorative boom" era. The original mintage for the Elgin was 25,015 coins. The entire mintage was well distributed at the original issue price of $1.75. Today, Elgins are fairly easily obtained as most of the original mintage was saved and the majority of the survivors grade in the MS63 to MS67 range. Of the coins of this period with similar mintages, the Elgin is not as rare as the Robinson, Connecticut, Lynchburg, Maryland, Gettysberg, Albany, New Rochelle, or Antietam. It is similar in rarity to the Roanoke, and rarer than the Norfolk, Wisconsin, and York.

The design of the Elgin is pretty flat, so marks and abraisions are commonplace. But a good number of relatively mark-free Gems do exist, so with a little patience you'll have no trouble at all finding a Gem for your collection. The typical Elgin has white frosty luster that looks a little matte-like. There are of course Elgins with varying degrees of toning.