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SERIES: Silver Commemoratives
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1935-D 50C Arkansas (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
9234
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Edward Everett Burr & Emily Bates
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5,505
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$29,325 • NGC MS68 • 1-28-2004 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4,600 R-4.0 29 / 144 TIE 29 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 3,750 R-4.2 28 / 144 TIE 28 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 1,800 R-4.6 32 / 144 TIE 32 / 144 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
8 MS67 PCGS grade

AGW Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

8 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS67 PCGS grade

David Hall: Although the 1935-D Arkansas has a relatively low mintage of only 5005 coins, it is a fairly available coin in grades MS63 to MS66. Most was of the original mintage survives today and most of the survivors grade MS64 or MS65. A huge percentage of the original mintage of the 1935-D and 1935-S Arkansas half dollars were purchased directly in bulk at the time of issue by Texas coin dealer extraordinaire B. Max Mehl. The coins were marketed "Mehl style" with much puffery and enthusiasm for the few years after they were issued.

Most 1935-D Arkansas have frosty luster or varying degrees of toning. The average grade is MS63 to MS65. Circulated examples are almost unknown. The 1935-D is the most common of the three 1935 Arkansas issues in Superb MS 66 and MS67 condition, though "common" is not quite the right word. Like all Arkansas, the 1935-D is quite rare in superb MS67 condition.