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1925 50C Lexington (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9318
Designer:
Chester Beach
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
162,013
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 75,000 R-2.2 129 / 144 TIE 129 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 40,000 R-2.6 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 109 / 144 TIE 109 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 75,000
60 or Better 40,000
65 or Better 7,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.2
60 or Better R-2.6
65 or Better R-3.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 129 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 109 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 129 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 109 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade PCGS #9318 (MS)     67
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade
PCGS #9318 (MS)     67 #5 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #5 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

This event...the "shot heard round the world" at Lexington-Concord in 1775 that signaled the start of the American Revolution...certainly was a legitimate event to commemorate. A total of 162,099 coins were minted. At the initial festivities in April, 1925, there were approximately 60,000 coins sold as souvenirs at $1.00 per coin. Then the coins were sold throughout New England and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the United States. In other words, the Lexington commemorative half dollar was very widely distributed at the time of issue.

Today, Lexingtons are found in a wide range of grades, with the average grade being MS63 to MS65. Superb MS66 examples are somewhat scarce, and MS 67 examples are extremely rare. Most Lexingtons have somewhat satiny luster, though frosty white Gems are occasionally encountered. Some Lexingtons have very dull luster, probably a result of careless storage over the years by non-numismatists. Lexingtons are found with very degrees of toning and eye appeal is a real issue. Also, the leg of the soldier on the obverse often has a little "rub" so look for examples with no "rub" and a rounded knee area.