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1919-D 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6578
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,165,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2004:6903, $270,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2504, $253,000 - Gerald Forsythe Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade  
	MS65 PCGS grade

80618111

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Anne Kate Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/9/2006:3302, $172,500 - Ron Bauer Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade

John Albanese, sold privately on 12/2014 - Dr. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2018:4876, $240,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2004:6903, $270,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2504, $253,000 - Gerald Forsythe Collection

 
	MS65 PCGS grade 
#2 MS65 PCGS grade

80618111

MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

Anne Kate Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/9/2006:3302, $172,500 - Ron Bauer Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

John Albanese, sold privately on 12/2014 - Dr. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2018:4876, $240,000 - D.L. Hansen Collection

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
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.