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1963 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6684, 86684, 6704, 86704, 96704

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 22,164,000
Proofs: 3,075,645

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

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-68 Deep Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6128, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-68 Deep Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6419, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

PCGS Proof-67 Deep Cameo.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6418, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-67 Deep Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8574, not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1835 sold for $460.00

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 259, not illustrated, sold for $431.25  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 1539, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 13 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 35 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 9 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 16 PR-69's.

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