1934 50C Boone MS66 Certification #21880067, PCGS #9257

Expert Comments

David Hall

Silver half dollars commemorating the 200th anniversary of American folk hero Daniel Boone were struck in 1934 at the Philadelphia Mint. The series was continued thru 1938 and it was a source of some controversy as many accused some of those involved in the sale and distribution of creating some "purposeful" rarities (most notably the 1935 small 1934 D and S Mints) for personal profit.

For 1934, only the Philadelphia Mint struck Boone commemoratives, and the original mintage was a relatively modest 10,007 coins. The 1934 Boone, like all Boones from 1934 to 1938, has a large percentage survival rate in mint state condition (actually almost the entire mintages). Boones come very nice and many Superb Gem examples are known for all of the Boone issues. Most survivors grade MS63 to MS66. The 1934 usually has frosty to satin-like luster and eye appeal is usually outstanding.

 

Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Designer
Augustus Lukeman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
10007
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
90
Pop Lower
1395
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 8500 R-3.3 66 / 144 TIE 66 / 144 TIE
All Grades 6800 R-3.6 69 / 144 TIE 69 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 3700 R-4.2 70 / 144 TIE 70 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade