Coins Certified as of 9/29

My Coin #20919657

1952 50C Washington-Carver MS65

PCGS#: 9434

Owner's Comments

LOT10374 1 OF 3All examples with fulsome mint frost and either minimally patinated or fully brilliant surfaces. (Total: 3 coins) From the Guttag Family Collection. Paper envelopes included.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1952 Washington-Carver Half Dollar has the largest mintage of any coin of the type by over a million coins.  Similarly, the number of certified examples of this date is substantially larger than any other.  The most frequently-seen grade is MS64, where thousands have been certified.  In MS66, the population drops substabtially, yet remains common.  Only in MS67 does this date become rare, and the finest example is a single PCGS MS68.  The distinguishing characteristics of high-end examples are tremendous eye appeal, superb surfaces, and exceptional color.

Diameter: 30.60 millimeters Designer: Isaac Scott Hathaway Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,006,292 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,200,000 R-1.0 144 / 144 144 / 144
60 or Better 720,000 R-1.3 144 / 144 144 / 144
65 or Better 250,000 R-1.8 143 / 144 143 / 144

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Commemorative Type Set Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
5 MS67 PCGS grade