1937 50C Roanoke (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
9367
Designer:
William Marks Simpson
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
29,030
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 24,750 R-2.7 103 / 144 TIE 103 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 19,750 R-2.8 103 / 144 TIE 103 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 12,250 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 24,750
60 or Better 19,750
65 or Better 12,250
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-2.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 103 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 103 / 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 103 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 119 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade MS68+ PCGS grade
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2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
MS68+ PCGS grade #1 MS68+ PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #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
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS68 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1937 Roanoke is one of the least rare, yet most popular silver commemoratives. There were 50,000 originally struck and they were to be sold at an issue price of $1.65. However, by 1937 the first wave of commemorative collecting fever had subsided and 21,000 Roanokes were returned to the Mint as unsold and were subsequently melted.

Today, the Roanoke is quite popular, probably due to the fact that it was a very "legitimate", historically important issue (commemorating the first settlers in Virginia and the birth of Virginia Dare) and the Roanoke is a beautiful design. In terms of rarity, the Roanoke is one of the more common silver commems in uncirculated grades, especially in Gem condition. It is in the same rarity class as the Elgin, Norfolk, Wisconsin, and York. It is more common than the Albany, Antietam, Gettysburg, and New Rochelle.

The typical Roankoe has highly lustrous, mark-free surfaces. The average grade is MS64 to MS66 and MS67's are fairly available. Roanokes come really nice!