1938 50C Boone MS (PCGS# 9274)

The JFS Collection

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1938 50C Boone MS68 PCGS. The Boone Bicentennial Commission had announced that the Boone commemorative issue would end with the 1937 Philadelphia-Denver-San Francisco set. Nevertheless, the Commission went ahead and obtained 5,000 sets dated 1938. The three-piece sets were sold at $6.50 each. These became instant rarities, not only because of the low mintage, but also because more than half of the sets were melted as unsold. The current example features medium-intensity violet, gold, pale-green, sky-blue, and lilac toning over vibrant luster on the obverse, while the reverse displays a thin veneer of pale-violet and light gold toning. The design elements are well struck throughout. A couple of marks on Boone's eyebrow and cheek do not detract from the overall eye appeal of this marvelously preserved Superb Gem. Population: 1 in 68, 0 finer (6/04). From the JFS Collection, the #1 All-Time PCGS Registry Set.
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