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1937-D Half Dollar Boone, Matte

1937-D Half Dollar Boone, Matte

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 84518)

The 1937-D Half dollar is part of a series of Classic Commemorative coins struck from 1892-1954. The specific variety is Boone. Struck in Denver and designated as a Proof (PR) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of 1 struck.
The 1938 Boone commemorative half dollars mark the fifth and final year of this commemorative series, one marked by controversy as described in detail with the 1935 and 1937 issues -- stories well worth the read. Suffice it to say, the Boone commemorative half dollars, designed by Augustus Lukeman and marking the 200th anniversary of American folk hero and Kentucky pioneer Daniel Boone, were well intended but were the subject of great market and financial manipulation by Secretary of the Boone Commission Frank C. Dunn.

The last year of issue for the Boone half dollars was fairly unceremonious, with a small run of 2,100 pieces sold in sets of three for $6.50 The three-piece set include one example each of a Boone half dollar from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. All of these coins are about equally scarce today, though the 1938-D issue seems to surface in the marketplace with greater frequency than the Philly or S-Mint examples from that year. Most 1938 Boones are encountered in MS63-66 grades, with examples grading MS67 or higher relatively rare -- especially for the 1938 Philly piece. These coins generally boast nice luster and eye appeal.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 84518
Coin Date: 1937-D
Denomination: 50c / Half dollar
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: D
Mint Location: Denver
Mintage: 1
Coinage Type: Classic Commemorative
Coinage Years: 1892-1954
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Boone
Variety 2: Matte
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 12.5 gr
Weight: 0.36169 oz
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Augustus Lukeman
Obverse Designer: Augustus Lukeman
Reverse Designer: Augustus Lukeman
PCGS #: 680813

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