Gold: 1876.57
Silver: 23.53
Platinum: 845.00
Palladium: 2181.59
How much is my U.S. 1935 Hudson 50c business strike commemorative worth?



About 1935 Hudson 50c MS Silver Commemoratives

The 1935 Husdon half dollar commemorates the small city in Upstate New York whose 150th anniversary is honored on this coin designed by Chester Beach. The Hudson half dollar is a coin wrapped in controversies – the types that led to the demise of the entire program in the 1950s.

One story suggests that a some individual, perhaps a dealer, bought some 7,500 examples of the coin, issued for $1, at a discounted price of 95 cents each. This individual held about 75% of the coin’s entire mintage while collectors, having great difficulty in locating the coin, assumed the Hudson half dollar was scarce. Aftermarket prices approached $10 before the hoarder began distributing the coins at an incredible profit. Today, most Hudson halves are encountered in the grades of MS62-65, with MS66s proving quite scarce and examples in MS67 or higher rare.



Coin Date: 1935
Denom: 50c / Half dollar
Desg: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Coinage Type: Classic Commemoratives, Silver
Coinage Years: 1892-1954
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Hudson
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Weight: 12.5 gr
Edge: Reeded
Catalog #: 9312
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