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1955 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6670, 86670, 6696, 86696, 96696

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,498,181
Proofs: 378,200

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 6123, not illustrated, not sold

NGC Proof-68 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6404, not illustrated, sold for $276.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1824 Not sold

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1825 Not sold

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 250, not illustrated, not sold  From the Great Lakes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6361, not illustrated, sold for $63.25

NGC MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot  1775 sold for $57.00

NGC MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1921, not illustrated, sold for $109.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 36 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 90 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 116 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 28 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 11 PR-68's.

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