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1951-S HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6660, 86660

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 13,696,000
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: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) 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 1813 sold for $3,335.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 241, illustrated, sold for $3,220.00  From the Great Lakes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8543, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8544, not illustrated, sold for $465.75

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1533, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1909, not illustrated, sold for $63.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest non-Full Bell Line example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 46 MS-66's.

The finest non-Full Bell Line "Doubled Die" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

The finest Full Bell Line "Doubled Die" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

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