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1921-D 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
6584
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
208,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 2 / 66 2 / 66
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 3 / 66 TIE 3 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 6 / 66 TIE 6 / 66 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10,000
60 or Better 600
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.0
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 66
60 or Better 3 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 66
60 or Better 3 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 66 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade

GBW Collection - Eric Lane Collection - Heritage 8/2015:4134, $94,000 - Dr. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2018:4881, $168,000 - Ron Bauer Collection

1 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS65+ PCGS grade

Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection - Heritage 6/2016:4590, $56,400 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2017:267, $55,813 - Heritage 1/2018:4887, $60,000 - Heritage 4/2018:4261, $45,600

4 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2017:3691, $49,350

4 MS65+ PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #6584 (MS)     65
7 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #6584 (MS)     65
7 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade

GBW Collection - Eric Lane Collection - Heritage 8/2015:4134, $94,000 - Dr. Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2018:4881, $168,000 - Ron Bauer Collection

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS65+ PCGS grade

Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection - Heritage 6/2016:4590, $56,400 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2017:267, $55,813 - Heritage 1/2018:4887, $60,000 - Heritage 4/2018:4261, $45,600

#4 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2017:3691, $49,350

#4 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #6584 (MS)     65 #7 MS65 PCGS grade
MS65 PCGS grade #7 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #6584 (MS)     65 #7 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS65 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1921-D is the lowest mintage Walking Liberty half dollar and it is very rare in low grades. It is also the most expensive Walker in the very lowest grades. The key date 1921-S has a higher mintage and is more available in grades VG and below, but the 1921-S "catches up" in higher circulated grades and is rightfully more expensive than the 1921-D in grades VF and higher. Finding a 1921-D in any circulated grade is very difficult. In mint state grades, the 1921-D "tied" for third rarest issue of the series with the 1919-S as only the 1921-S and 1919-D are rarer. Apparently a few Gems were saved as you occasionally see a really nice specimen. In Gem condition, the 1921-D is about as rare as the 1917-S Obverse, 1918-D and 1918-S, with the 1921-S and 1919-D being the major rarities of the series in Gem condition.

Mint state 1921-D half dollars, when encountered, are usually pretty nice. Strike is normally not a problem and full detail is the norm. The luster can be soft satiny to quite frosty. Color ranges from full white to deeply toned.