Expert Comments

David Hall

There were 10,000 1935 Philadelphia Mint Boone half dollars minted, almost exactly the same number as the 1934 Philadelphia. The `1935 "small 34" variety also has a mintage of about 10,000 coins, the 1936 Philadelphia has a mintage of 12,012 coins and the 1937 Philadelphia has a mintage of 9,810. All other Boones have mintages of much less, from 2,003 to 5,006 per issue. The 1935 Philadelphia is obviously one of the more common Boones. Most examples grade MS63 to MS66 and it is one of the easiest Boones to find in superb condition. Most examples have frosty white luster and typically good eye appeal.

 

Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Designer
Augustus Lukeman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
10000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1864
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 3275 R-4.3 54 / 144 TIE 54 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade