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SERIES: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1936-1942
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1936 50C (Proof)

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PCGS PR68

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+
PCGS #:
6636
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
3,901
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$80,500 • PCGS PR68 • 2-1-2005 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,250 R-4.3 1 / 7 1 / 7
60 or Better 3,150 R-4.3 1 / 7 1 / 7
65 or Better 1,100 R-4.9 1 / 7 1 / 7
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR68 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
2 PR67 PCGS grade
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2 PR67 PCGS grade
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David Hall: In 1936, proof half dollars were struck for the first time since 1915. A mere 3901 proof specimens were struck in 1936 and when compared to the mintages in the millions for the modern era proofs it is easy to see why this issue is so highly regarded. The 1936 half dollar has the second lowest mintage of the proofs of the 1936 to 2000 era, with only the 1936 Washington quarter having a lower mintage (3837 coins). The 1936 proof half dollar is scarce in any grade and rare in Gem condition. It is by far the rarest proof  Walking Liberty half dollar. Most, but not all, specimens have good depth of mirror. You do occasionally see examples with some deterioration of detail and/or marks on Ms. Liberty's left hand. Specimens can be either fully brilliant or toned. PR67 or better examples are virtually impossible to locate and no cameos are known.