Feedback

X

Leave Comment

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

1934 50C Boone (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
9257
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Augustus Lukeman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
10,007
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$19,550 • PCGS MS68 • 5-1-2007 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 8,500 R-3.3 66 / 144 TIE 66 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 6,800 R-3.6 69 / 144 TIE 69 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 3,700 R-4.2 70 / 144 TIE 70 / 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
5 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
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade  

David Hall: Silver half dollars commemorating the 200th anniversary of American folk hero Daniel Boone were struck in 1934 at the Philadelphia Mint. The series was continued thru 1938 and it was a source of some controversy as many accused some of those involved in the sale and distribution of creating some "purposeful" rarities (most notably the 1935 small 1934 D and S Mints) for personal profit.

For 1934, only the Philadelphia Mint struck Boone commemoratives, and the original mintage was a relatively modest 10,007 coins. The 1934 Boone, like all Boones from 1934 to 1938, has a large percentage survival rate in mint state condition (actually almost the entire mintages). Boones come very nice and many Superb Gem examples are known for all of the Boone issues. Most survivors grade MS63 to MS66. The 1934 usually has frosty to satin-like luster and eye appeal is usually outstanding.