1949 HALF DOLLAR
PCGS Nos: 6653, 86653
Circulation strikes: 5,614,000
Designer: John R.
Sinnock, the reverse adapted from a design by John Frederick Lewis
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
grains (±12.5 grams)
Mintmark: None (for
Philadelphia, PA) centered above the bell on the reverse
Images courtesy of
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
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
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service