1929-D 50C MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -39505
PCGS#: 6589

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $2

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1929-D has a relatively low mintage and, along with the 1929-S and 1933-S, it the last Waliking Liberty half dollar (with the exception of the very low mintage 1938-D) that sells for more than it's silver value in the lowest grades. It is somewhat scarce in the higher circulated grades and definitely scarce in mint state. The 1929-D is not quite as rare in mint state and Gem mint state condition as the 1929-S and it is about the same rarity as the 1933-S, perhaps marginally rarer. All three coins are much rarer in mint state and Gem mint state than the dates that follow.

The typical 1929-D can be very frosty or toned in varying degrees. Strike is usually not a problem though sometimes Ms. Liberty's hand can be a little weak.

 

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,001,200 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
3
14
1
4
15
1
8
19
4
20
50
11
25
65
13
45+
160
50+
210
53+
260
55+
300
58+
390
62+
600
63+
820
64+
1,650
2
65+
3,500
4
66+
8,500
1
67
38,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 50,000 R-2.5 10 / 66 TIE 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 23 / 66 23 / 66
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 25 / 66 25 / 66

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade