1919-D 50C AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 21732706
PCGS#: 6578

Owner's Comments

R5

Expert Comments

David Hall: Like the 1919 and 1919-S, the 1919-D is rare in all circulated grades and very rare in high grades. It is even rarer still in mint state and in Gem condition it is the rarest of all Walking Liberty half dollars. There are just a dozen or so MS65 examples known and anything higher than MS65 is almost unknown. This is a rare coin in all grades and a major 20th century condition rarity in Gem condition.

Strike is a major problem with this issue. Most 1919-D half dollars are very weakly struck thru the central devices, with little if any hand detail on the obverse, and often with weak eagle's breast feathers on the reverse. The lack of striking detail is the major reason Gems are so rare (couple with the overall rarity of the issue in mint state.) Luster is also often a problem and there are some mint state examples with unattractive toning. In short, finding a pleasing mint state example of this issue is very difficult.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,165,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
20
1
45+
1,350
50+
2,200
53+
2,850
55+
3,900
58+
5,450
62+
9,750
63+
16,500
1
64+
52,500
3
65+
165,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 57,500 R-2.4 14 / 66 14 / 66
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 3 / 66 TIE 3 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 1 / 66 1 / 66

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade Heritage 11/2004:6903, $270,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2504, $253,000
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade