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1950-D HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6657, 86657

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,031,600
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: "D" (for Denver, CO) centered above the bell on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6337, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

NGC MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6338, not illustrated, sold for $184.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8536, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

NGC MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8537, not illustrated, sold for $437.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1529, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8535, not illustrated, sold for $258.75

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest non-Full Bell Line example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 13 MS-66's.

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