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1920 50C Pilgrim MS68

CERTIFICATION#: 35294506
PCGS #: 9359

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollars has a small, incuse D underneath the Pilgrim's elbow.  While this might appear to be a mintmark (for Denver) to the uninitiated, this was put on the coin to indicate the designer, Cyrus Dallin, and the D represents his last name.  All 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollars were struck in Philadelphia, making this the only modern "D"-mint coin NOT struck at Denver!


David Hall

The 1920 Pilgrim half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. The original distribution was 152,112 coins, making the 1920 Pilgrim one of the most plentiful silver commemoratives. However, they are one of the few pre-1930 issues and most of those were not saved by collectors at the time of issue in as high a percentage as the post-1930 issues. Consequently, most 1920 Pilgrims only grade MS63 or MS64. MS65 Gems are scarce, and Superb MS66 examples are rare.

The typical 1920 Pilgrim has decent frosty luster. Toning is an issue and can range fron beautiful to downright ugly. Obviously, eye appeal is very important with this issue.

 

Diameter

30.60 millimeters
Designer

Cyrus E. Dallin
Edge

Reeded
Mintage

152112
Weight

12.50 grams
Metal Content

90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country

The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
65 or Better 70000 R-2.3 123 / 144 TIE 123 / 144 TIE
All Grades 47500 R-2.5 121 / 144 TIE 121 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 10375 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade PCGS #9359 (MS)     67
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade