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1951-D HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6659, 86659

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,475,200
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:
NGC MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6344, not illustrated, sold for $1,610.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 240, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00  From the Great Lakes Collection

NGC MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1772 @$161.00

NGC MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1908, not illustrated, sold for $172.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8540, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

ICG MS-65 Full Bell Lines. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8541, not illustrated, sold for $149.50

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8542, not illustrated, sold for $362.25

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1531, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1532, not illustrated, sold for $212.75

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 21 MS-66's.

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