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1936-S 50C Oregon (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
9346
Designer:
James Earle Fraser and Laura Gardin Fraser
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
5,006
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 4,175 R-4.1 21 / 144 TIE 21 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 3,900 R-4.2 28 / 144 TIE 28 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 2,400 R-4.5 41 / 144 TIE 41 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,175
60 or Better 3,900
65 or Better 2,400
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.1
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-4.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 28 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 41 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade PCGS #9346 (MS)     68
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
5 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67+ PCGS grade
8 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68+ PCGS grade
PCGS #9346 (MS)     68 #2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #5 MS67+ PCGS grade
#5 MS67+ PCGS grade
#5 MS67+ PCGS grade
#8 MS67 PCGS grade
#8 MS67 PCGS grade
#8 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1936-S is the fourth lowest mintage of the 14 Oregon Trail commemorative half dollars and it is indeed the fourth rarest in total number of survivors, surpassed in rarity only by the three very low mintage 1939 issues. There were 5006 originally minted and the issue price was $1.60 per coin. The 1936-S had good initial collector demand and in the summer of 1936 they were bringing as much as $5.50 in various dealer offerings.

The 1936-S, like all Oregons, comes very nice. The surfaces are normally very clean and the luster is usually frosty and excellent. The typical grade is MS64 to MS66. This issue is virtually unknown in circulated grades as the entire issue was saved.