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1954 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6667, 86667, 6695, 86695, 96695

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 13,188,203
Proofs: 233,300

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:
NGC Proof 68, Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6122, not illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof 68 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6400, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

NGC Proof-68 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8569, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof 67 Cameo.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1916, not illustrated, sold for $287.00

PCGS Proof 67.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1917, not illustrated, sold for $115.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1821 sold for $4,370.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 247, illustrated, sold for $3,335.00  From the Great Lakes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1918, not illustrated, sold for $75.00

Varieties:

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

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 29 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 70 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 14 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-68's.

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