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

1938 50C Boone (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
9274
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Augustus Lukeman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
2,100
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$29,900 • PCGS MS68 • 7-26-2003 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,785 R-4.6 3 / 144 TIE 3 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 1,425 R-4.8 1 / 144 TIE 1 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 870 R-5.2 11 / 144 TIE 11 / 144 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  

David Hall: The sorid tale of collector explotation by the distributors of the Boone commemoratives, specifically C. Frank Dunn, came to an end after the 1938 issue. The coins from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints were sold as a three coin set for a discounted (from the previous year's prices) of $6.50. Only 2100 sets were sold as the public was pretty feed up with the commem market. All three 1938 issues are about equal rarity, though the 1938-D is actually a little more available than the 1938 ad 1938-S. The 1938 is the rarest of the three in MS67 or better condition. The typical 1938 has satin like-luster and fairly good eye appeal.