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1937 50C Antietam (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS #:
9229
Designer:
William Marks Simpson
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
18,028
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 15,000 R-2.9 84 / 144 TIE 84 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 12,000 R-2.9 91 / 144 TIE 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 109 / 144 TIE 109 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 15,000
60 or Better 12,000
65 or Better 7,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better R-3.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 84 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 109 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 84 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 109 / 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

1 MS68+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

4 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS68 PCGS grade PCGS #9229 (MS)     68
4 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS68 PCGS grade
 
	MS68+ PCGS grade 
#1 MS68+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

MS68+ PCGS grade #1 MS68+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

#1 MS68+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

MS68 PCGS grade #4 MS68 PCGS grade
PCGS #9229 (MS)     68 #4 MS68 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #4 MS68 PCGS grade
#4 MS68 PCGS grade
#4 MS68 PCGS grade
#4 MS68 PCGS grade
#4 MS68 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1937 Antietam half dollar is a very popular commemorative issue with collectors. The original mintage was 50,028 coins although 32,000 were melted as unsold at the original issue price of $1.75. So the original mintage distributed to collectors is actually 18,028. Probably 12,000 to 15,000 of the original distributed mintage still survives today, nearly all of those survivors now grading MS63 to MS66. The Antietam has traditionally sold for a premium over the price of other commemorative issues with similar original mintages and survival rates in Choice and Gem condition. Perhaps this is due to some Southern regional chauvinism as it is a Civil War battle anniversary being commemorated.

Most Antietam are very nice. The average grade is MS64 to MS66. Antietams usually have great original luster or attractive toning. They don't seen to suffer from the unattractive "yellow" toning syndrome that effects a few of the other silver commemorative issues.