Expert Comments

David Hall

The three Columbia, South Carolina commemoratives were minted in quantities sufficient to satisfy the demand of buyers at the time. Unlike other issues of the era, there appears to have been very little hanky-panky with this issue and these coins were very well distributed. Most collectors find the coins attractive and they are fairly easy to obtain in Gem condition and this, coupled with their very modest pprice, makes them quite popular.

There were 9,007 Philadelphia Mint issues distributed. The coins were apparently handled with care as most examples have very few marks and abraisions. Luster is typically quite frosty/satiny.


30.60 millimeters
A. Wolfe Davidson
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 7650 R-3.4 60 / 144 TIE 60 / 144 TIE
All Grades 6125 R-3.7 54 / 144 TIE 54 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 3800 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 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade