Expert Comments

David Hall

The average grade for the1938-S is MS63 to MS65 and the 1938-S is the rarest of the three Arkansas issues in Gem MS65 condition. It is quite rare in Superb MS66 condition. Like all Arkansas, the 1938-S has subdued frosty luster or some degree of toning. Circulated examples for all practical purposes do not exist.

 

 

Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Designer
Edward Everett Burr & Emily Bates
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
3156
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
866
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2700 R-4.4 11 / 144 TIE 11 / 144 TIE
All Grades 2150 R-4.5 11 / 144 TIE 11 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 675 R-5.6 6 / 144 6 / 144

Condition Census

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

Heritage 9/2016:5817, $12,925 - “J & L 144 Complete Set” Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade