1925-S 50C California FR2

CERTIFICATION#: 24891172
PCGS#: 9281

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The California commemorative half dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint  in 1925 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of California statehood. A total of 150,200 were originally disributed. Many of them were distributed directly to the public at the original issue price of $1 per coin. This is one commemorative issue that was very widely disbursed. Today, this relatively high mintage coin is not rare, but I have never heard of any significant quantity deals of this issue. Surviving specimens grade anywhere from circulated to MS67. Luster can either be white and frosty or semi-prooflike and satiny. There are many beautifully toned specimens, so whether you're looking for a pure white coin or an attractively toned specimen, you'll be able to find what you want.

 

Diameter: 30.60 millimeters Designer: Jo Mora Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 86,394 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
100
1
3
85
2
4
65
1
8
75
1
10
80
2
15
100
20
110
1
25
120
30
130
35
140
1
40
150
4
45+
155
1
50+
160
53
165
9
53+
165
55+
170
58+
180
62+
220
63+
295
2
64+
525
7
65+
950
4
68+
25,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 47,500 R-2.5 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 36,000 R-2.6 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 8,000 R-3.4 112 / 144 TIE 112 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade