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1949 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6653, 86653

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 5,614,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: John R. Sinnock, the reverse adapted from a design by John Frederick Lewis

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) centered above the bell on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1805 sold for $431.25

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 235, illustrated, sold for $690.00  From the Great Lakes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6102, not illustrated, sold for $115.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 14 MS-66's.

The finest Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 80 MS-66's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service