1936-D 50C San Diego MS65 Certification #71627076, PCGS #9372

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1935-S and 1936-D San Diegos were minted in very large quantities (250,000 and 180,000 respectively), but most of the mintage of both issues was melted as unsold. The final distributed number for the 1935-S was 70,132 and for the 1936-D was 30,092. But you can't say that the California-Pacific Exposition didn't give it the old college try. The original issue price for the 1936-D was $1.50, then the Exposition raised the price to $3 in 1937, and then reduced the price to $1 in 1938 and then what remained unsold at that time was returned to the Mint to be melted.

Today, the 1936-D San Diego is one of the most readily available silver commemoratives of the classic 1892-1954 era, though it exists in "only" about 60% of the quanties that exist for the 1935-S...in virtually every Mint State grade. The typical 1936-D San Diego grades MS64 to MS66 and many very frosty Gems survive.

 

PCGS #
9372
Designer
Robert Aitken
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
30092
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1195
Pop Lower
2133
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 25750 R-2.7 103 / 144 TIE 103 / 144 TIE
All Grades 22750 R-2.7 112 / 144 TIE 112 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 14500 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 25750
All Grades 22750
60 or Better 14500
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better 103 / 144 TIE
All Grades 112 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 119 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 103 / 144 TIE
All Grades 112 / 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
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade