1936 50C Rhode Island MS63 Certification #38510862, PCGS #9363

Expert Comments

David Hall

The Rhode Island commemoratives were struck to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Roger Williams founding Rhode Island in 1636. The Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mint each struck Rhode Islands. However, the distribution of the coins became a major scandal after phony announcements of a quick sell-out caused price gouging by various participants.

The intial sell price was $1 per coin and the Philadelphia Mint distributed about a third as many coins as the other two Mints, 20,013 coins for the Philadelphia issue versus 15,010 for the Denver and 15,000 for the San Francisco. As to be expected from the higher mintage, the Philadephia Mint Rhode Island is somewhat more common than the Denver or San Francisco.

The design of the Rhode Island is in relatively low relief and consequently many coins have marks and abrasions. Luster is somewhat frosty though many specimens have a somewhat prooflike appearance. Ultra high quality (MS67) examples are surprisingly rare.

PCGS #
9363
Designer
Arthur Graham Carey & John Howard Benson
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
20013
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3292
Pop Lower
85
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 17000 R-2.8 96 / 144 TIE 96 / 144 TIE
All Grades 13500 R-2.9 91 / 144 TIE 91 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 6800 R-3.6 107 / 144 TIE 107 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 17000
All Grades 13500
60 or Better 6800
65 or Better R-2.8
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-3.6
65 or Better 96 / 144 TIE
All Grades 91 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 107 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 96 / 144 TIE
All Grades 91 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 107 / 144 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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