1920 50C Pilgrim (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9359
Designer:
Cyrus E. Dallin
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
152,112
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 70,000 R-2.3 123 / 144 TIE 123 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 47,500 R-2.5 121 / 144 TIE 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 10,375 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 70,000
60 or Better 47,500
65 or Better 10,375
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.3
60 or Better R-2.5
65 or Better R-2.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 123 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 119 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 123 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 119 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image 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
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
7 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS67 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 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 #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#7 MS67 PCGS grade
#7 MS67 PCGS grade
#7 MS67 PCGS grade
#7 MS67 PCGS grade
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.