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1935-S 50C Arkansas MS67+

PCGS #: 9235

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1935-D and 1935-S have virtually identical original mintages (5005 and 5506 coins respectively). Both issues were purchased in bulk and distributed by Texas dealer B. Max Mehl. The vast majority of the original mintages still survive today and most of the survivors grade MS63 to MS66. The 1935-S is about the same rarity as the 1935-D in grades thru MS65, but it is slightly scarcer in MS66 and MS67.

Most 1935-S Arkansas have frosty luster or toning in varying degrees of attractiveness (or "unattractiveness" as the case may be). Eye appeal is an important consideration for all Arkansas. The average grade of this issue is MS63 to MS64, with circulated examples almost unheard of. The 1935-S is somewhat scarce in MS65 condition and very scarce in MS 66. MS67 examples are very rare.




30.60 millimeters

Edward Everett Burr & Emily Bates



12.50 grams
Metal Content

90% Silver, 10% Copper

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 4700 R-4.0 29 / 144 TIE 29 / 144 TIE
All Grades 3750 R-4.2 28 / 144 TIE 28 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 1750 R-4.7 23 / 144 TIE 23 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

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