1936 50C Long Island MS64 Certification #60169584, PCGS #9322

Expert Comments

David Hall

The Long Island commemorative was minted at the height of the 1930s commemorative craze. There were 100,053 pieces minted. Though they were fairly well distributed at the original issue price of $1 per coin, there were also numerous hoards of several hundred to several thousand pieces that continued to surface through the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. As one might suspect, today the Long Island is one of the more readily available silver commemoratives.

Most Long Islands are mint state, with the average grade being MS63 to MS65. Superb Gem MS66 examples are not difficult to obtain. But MS67 examples are definitely rare. This is probably due to the fact that both the obverse and reverse designs are somewhat flat and marks and abraisions are fairly common. Most Long Islands have frosty luster.

 

PCGS #
9322
Designer
Howard Kenneth Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
81826
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2237
Pop Lower
2055
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 70000 R-2.3 123 / 144 TIE 123 / 144 TIE
All Grades 55000 R-2.4 130 / 144 TIE 130 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 15000 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 70000
All Grades 55000
60 or Better 15000
65 or Better R-2.3
All Grades R-2.4
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better 123 / 144 TIE
All Grades 130 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 119 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 123 / 144 TIE
All Grades 130 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 119 / 144 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Heritage 4/2013:4631, $32,900 - San Diego Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:454, $16,450 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2184, not sold

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:4278, $9,987.50

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4631, $32,900 - San Diego Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 6/2015:454, $16,450 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2016:2184, not sold

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2015:4278, $9,987.50

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade