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1939 50C Arkansas (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
9249
Designer:
Edward Everett Burr & Emily Bates
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
2,104
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,800 R-4.6 3 / 144 TIE 3 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 1,425 R-4.8 1 / 144 TIE 1 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 1 / 144 1 / 144
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,800
60 or Better 1,425
65 or Better 400
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-6.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 144
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 144

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
9 MS66 PCGS grade
9 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#9 MS66 PCGS grade
#9 MS66 PCGS grade
David Hall:

In 1939, the Arkansas Centennial Commisssion was once again the sole distributor of their coins. Commemorative sales had slowed down as the commemorative coin collecting fad tappered off, so the Commission had low expectations and only 2100 three coin sets were struck. This made each of the 1939 Arkansas issues one of the lowest mintage United States commemoratives. The 1939 Arkansas sets were originally sold at $10 per set.

All three of the 1939 Arkansas half dollars are about of equal rarity. The 1939 is a little rarer than the other two, especially in MS65 condition. The average grade is MS63 to MS65, with few, if any, circulated examples known as most of the original 2100 coins minted were saved. In superb MS66 condition, the 1939 Arkansas is definitely rare. The typically encountered specimen usually has subdued but somewhat frosty luster. And of course many survivors are toned to some degree.