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1961-D HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6681, 86681

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 20,276,442
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:
PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 256, not illustrated, sold for $690.00  From the Great Lakes Collection

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1537, illustrated, sold for $661.25

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6387, not illustrated, sold for $126.50

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66's.

The finest Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

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