1936 50C Rhode Island (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9363
Designer:
Arthur Graham Carey & John Howard Benson
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
20,013
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 6,800 R-3.6 107 / 144 TIE 107 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 17,000
60 or Better 13,500
65 or Better 6,800
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-3.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 96 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 107 / 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 107 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

The Rhode Island commemoratives were struck to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Roger Williams founding Rhode Island in 1636. The Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint each struck Rhode Islands. However, the distribution of the coins became a major scandal after phony announcements of a quick sell-out caused price gouging by various participants.

The intial sell price was $1 per coin and the Philadelphia Mint distributed about a third as many coins as the other two Mints, 20,013 coins for the Philadelphia issue versus 15,010 for the Denver and 15,000 for the San Francisco. As to be expected from the higher mintage, the Philadephia Mint Rhode Island is somewhat more common than the Denver or San Francisco.

The design of the Rhode Island is in relatively low relief and consequently many coins have marks and abrasions. Luster is somewhat frosty though many specimens have a somewhat prooflike appearance. Ultra high quality (MS67) examples are surprisingly rare.