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.
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