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1944-S HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6623

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,904,000
Proofs: 0

Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) near the rim below the branch on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6315, illustrated, sold for $8050.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6314, not illustrated, sold for $966.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1392, unsold

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1393, sold for $483.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 430, not plated, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6092, not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6093, not illustrated, sold for $241.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6094, not illustrated, sold for $345.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8502, not illustrated, sold for $373.75  From the estate of Harry West

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 789, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 790, not illustrated, sold for $322.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1523, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service