1921 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
6583
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
246,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
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 12,500 R-2.9 3 / 66 3 / 66
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 7 / 66 TIE 7 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 95 R-8.0 14 / 66 TIE 14 / 66 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 12,500
60 or Better 750
65 or Better 95
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 66
60 or Better 7 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 66
60 or Better 7 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 66 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

GBW Collection - Eric Lane Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4132, $54,050

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade

RLevoi Collection

5 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5611, $29,376.18

5 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
5 MS65+ PCGS grade
10 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #6583 (MS)     65
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

GBW Collection - Eric Lane Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4132, $54,050

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65+ PCGS grade #5 MS65+ PCGS grade

RLevoi Collection

#5 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5611, $29,376.18

#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
#5 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #6583 (MS)     65 #10 MS65 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1921 is the second lowest mintage in the Walking Liberty half dollar series, second only to the 1921-D, and is very rare in circulated grades...definitely one of the key dates of the series. In mint state condition, the 1921 is also very rare. There are probably 40 to 60 Gem MS65 or better coins that survive. So in Gem condition, while certainly not as rare as the 1919-D or 1921-S or several of the other early date Walkers, the 1921 is a very rare coin that can be difficult to locate.

Like all Philadelphia Mint Walkers, strike is not a problem with the 1921. The typical choice mint state specimen, when located, typically shows very well struck detail of Ms.Liberty's skirt lines, hand, and head, and the eagle's breast feathers. Luster and color can range from a satiny pure white to deeply toned and everything in-between.