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1959 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6676, 86676, 6700, 86700, 96700

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,200,000
Proofs: 1,149,291

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:
PCGS Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6374, not illustrated, sold for $103.50

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1829 sold for $6,900.00

PCGS MS-66 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 251, illustrated, sold for $8,050.00  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 1927, not illustrated, sold for $126.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 14 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 16 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PR-69.

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