1936 50C PR68+ Certification #37917228, PCGS #6636

Expert Comments

David Hall

In 1936, proof half dollars were struck for the first time since 1915. A mere 3901 proof specimens were struck in 1936 and when compared to the mintages in the millions for the modern era proofs it is easy to see why this issue is so highly regarded. The 1936 half dollar has the second lowest mintage of the proofs of the 1936 to 2000 era, with only the 1936 Washington quarter having a lower mintage (3837 coins). The 1936 proof half dollar is scarce in any grade and rare in Gem condition. It is by far the rarest proof  Walking Liberty half dollar. Most, but not all, specimens have good depth of mirror. You do occasionally see examples with some deterioration of detail and/or marks on Ms. Liberty's left hand. Specimens can be either fully brilliant or toned. PR67 or better examples are virtually impossible to locate and no cameos are known.

 

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3901
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1974
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 3250 R-4.3 1 / 7 1 / 7
All Grades 3150 R-4.3 1 / 7 1 / 7
60 or Better 1100 R-4.9 1 / 7 1 / 7

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68+ PCGS grade  
	PR68 PCGS grade

Bruce Scher Collection - Heritage 2/2005:4132, $80,500 - Gerald Forsythe Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR67+ PCGS grade PR67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2019:3756, $24,000

2 PR67+ PCGS grade PR67+ PCGS grade
2 PR67+ PCGS grade PR67+ PCGS grade
2 PR67+ PCGS grade PR67+ PCGS grade