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1934 50C Boone MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 83499030
PCGS #: 9257

Owner's Comments

Ex: Scher Porter

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
Country

The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
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