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

1935-S 50C Arkansas (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
9235
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Edward Everett Burr & Emily Bates
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5,506
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$9,775 • PCGS MS67 • 11-7-2003 • 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 4,700 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 1,750 R-4.7 23 / 144 TIE 23 / 144 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  

David Hall: The 1935-D and 1935-S have virtually identical original mintages (5005 and 5506 coins respectively). Both issues were purchased in bulk and distributed by Texas dealer B. Max Mehl. The vast majority of the original mintages still survive today and most of the survivors grade MS63 to MS66. The 1935-S is about the same rarity as the 1935-D in grades thru MS65, but it is slightly scarcer in MS66 and MS67.

Most 1935-S Arkansas have frosty luster or toning in varying degrees of attractiveness (or "unattractiveness" as the case may be). Eye appeal is an important consideration for all Arkansas. The average grade of this issue is MS63 to MS64, with circulated examples almost unheard of. The 1935-S is somewhat scarce in MS65 condition and very scarce in MS 66. MS67 examples are very rare.