1936-D 50C San Diego (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9372
Designer:
Robert Aitken
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
30,092
Mint:
Denver
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 25,750 R-2.7 103 / 144 TIE 103 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 22,750 R-2.7 112 / 144 TIE 112 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 14,500 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 25,750
60 or Better 22,750
65 or Better 14,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.7
65 or Better R-2.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 103 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 112 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 119 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 103 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 112 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 119 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
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
10 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
#10 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1935-S and 1936-D San Diegos were minted in very large quantities (250,000 and 180,000 respectively), but most of the mintage of both issues was melted as unsold. The final distributed number for the 1935-S was 70,132 and for the 1936-D was 30,092. But you can't say that the California-Pacific Exposition didn't give it the old college try. The original issue price for the 1936-D was $1.50, then the Exposition raised the price to $3 in 1937, and then reduced the price to $1 in 1938 and then what remained unsold at that time was returned to the Mint to be melted.

Today, the 1936-D San Diego is one of the most readily available silver commemoratives of the classic 1892-1954 era, though it exists in "only" about 60% of the quanties that exist for the 1935-S...in virtually every Mint State grade. The typical 1936-D San Diego grades MS64 to MS66 and many very frosty Gems survive.