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PCGS No: 6622


Circulation strikes: 9,769,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "D" (for Denver, CO) near the rim below the branch on the reverse

The finest examples graded by PCGS are 101 MS-67's.

The February 2, 2003 issue of Coin World reported a 1944-D Half Dollar with an unusual designer's monogram on the reverse that appeared to be hand-engraved.  A second example was reported in the February 16, 2004 edition of Coin World.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6091, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1522, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1882, not illustrated, sold for $144.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 564, sold for $126.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2004" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Second Walking Liberty half with odd monogram surfaces" by William T. Gibbs, COIN WORLD, February 16, 2004, pages 1 and 30