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Coins Certified as of 9/27

My Coin #21503656

1938-D 50C MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 21503656
PCGS#: 6605

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1938-D is the third lowest mintage of the entire Walking Liberty half dollar series, behind only the 1921 and 1921-D. It is definitely a rare coin in circulated grades. But because coins were saved by the roll starting in about 1934, this is an issue that's quite a bit easier to find in uncirculated than it is in circulated condition. In Gem condition, the 1938-D is rarer than the 1936-D, about as rare as the 1937-D, but not nearly as rare as the 1935-D or 1934-D. This issue is usually quite well struck. And there are many frosty white gem examples.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 491,600 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 30,000 R-2.7 4 / 66 TIE 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 31 / 66 31 / 66
65 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 32 / 66 32 / 66

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade   American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:672, not sold
4 MS67 PCGS grade