1935-S 50C San Diego (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
9371
Designer:
Robert Aitken
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
70,132
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC 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 56,000 R-2.4 118 / 144 TIE 118 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 49,000 R-2.5 121 / 144 TIE 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 29,000 R-2.7 129 / 144 TIE 129 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 56,000
60 or Better 49,000
65 or Better 29,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.4
60 or Better R-2.5
65 or Better R-2.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 118 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 129 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 118 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 129 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade

Unforgettable Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
6 MS67+ PCGS grade
6 MS67+ PCGS grade
6 MS67+ PCGS grade
6 MS67+ PCGS grade
6 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Unforgettable Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#6 MS67+ PCGS grade
#6 MS67+ PCGS grade
#6 MS67+ PCGS grade
#6 MS67+ PCGS grade
#6 MS67+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

San Diego half dollars were struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1935 and the Denver Mint in 1936. They were struck to commemorate the "California-Pacific International Exposition, held in San Diego in 1935 and 1936. They were sold at the Exposition for $1 per coin. For the 1935-S San Diego there were 70,132 coins distributed. But actually, only about half reached public hands and some 30,000 pieces were retained by a few individuals associated with the Exposition. Seveal hoards were disbursed in the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1990s, approximately 5000 1935-S and 5000 1936-D San Diegos were sold into the market. Bottom line: the San Diego is a "hoard coin". In fact, PCGS has graded more 1935-S San Diegos (over 10,000 pieces) than any other silver commemorative of the 1892 to 1954 classic commemorative era.

The typical 1935-S San Diego is a frosty white Gem MS65. There are also several thousand MS64s and over a 1000 PCGS graded MS66s. This is a coin that is readily available in Gem condition.