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

1936-S 50C Rhode Island (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
9365
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Arthur Graham Carey & John Howard Benson
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
15,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$16,100 • PCGS MS67+ • 8-15-2011 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 12,750 R-2.9 84 / 144 TIE 84 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 10,200 R-2.9 91 / 144 TIE 91 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 4,190 R-4.1 79 / 144 TIE 79 / 144 TIE
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1 MS67+ PCGS grade
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
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7 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS67 PCGS grade  

David Hall: Even though it has nearly the identical mintage as the 1936-D, the 1936-S Rhode Island is the rarest of the three Rhode Islands by a significant margin. None of the three are rare in an absolute sense, but the 1936-S has the fewest number of coins graded by PCGS and is obviously tougher to find in Gem condition than the 1936 or 1936-D.

The typical 1936-S has frosty luster, with some specimens having semi-prooflike surfaces. The shallow relief of the Rhode Island design makes for more marks than other commemorative designs of the era. Toning can be evident in ranges from fairly attractive to somewhat dark and crusty. Like all commems, eye appeal is an important issue for Rhode Islands.