Expert Comments

David Hall

More shenanigans from the infamous C. Frank Dunn were foisted on the coin collecting public for the 1937 Boones. The 1937 Philadelphias were priced at $1.60, but the Denver issue could only be bought as a pair with the Philadelphia for $7.25. The San Francisco issue was priced at $5.15, a price considered outrageous at the time. The explotation of the collectors was a little two obvious and consequently sales of the 1937-D and 1937-S were quite low, a total of only 2,506 coins each.

Today, the 1937 Philadelphia Boone is one of the more common Boones. This issue readily available in grades MS63 thru MS66 and Superb MS67 examples are not that difficult to locate. The 1937 has the typical "Boone look," semi-frosty, semi-satiny luster and good eye appeal.

 

Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Designer
Augustus Lukeman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
9810
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
2367
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 8250 R-3.3 66 / 144 TIE 66 / 144 TIE
All Grades 6650 R-3.6 69 / 144 TIE 69 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 3750 R-4.2 70 / 144 TIE 70 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

San Diego Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - Subway Tokens Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	MS68 PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade