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

1938 50C Oregon (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
9348
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
James Earle Fraser and Laura Gardin Fraser
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
6,006
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$16,100 • PCGS MS68 • 1-3-2012 • 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 5,300 R-3.9 35 / 144 TIE 35 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 5,000 R-4.0 36 / 144 TIE 36 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 3,075 R-4.3 54 / 144 TIE 54 / 144 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 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 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 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  
10 MS67 PCGS grade

David Hall: The 1938 Oregons were struck at the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints and for the first time the Oregon issues were sold as a set of three coins. The initial price for the set of the three 1938 Oregons was $6.25. All three Mints struck about 6000 coins each and most were sold in the year of issue.

Most surviving 1938 Oregons are Mint State with the average grade being MS64 to MS66. The 1938, though not rare at all, is the most difficult of the three to find in Superb MS66 and MS67 condition. The typical 1938 Oregon is extremely well struck and has very clean, mark-free surfaces. Luster is more satiny than frosty.