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1929-D 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6589
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,001,200
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 50,000 R-2.5 10 / 66 TIE 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 23 / 66 23 / 66
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 25 / 66 25 / 66
Survival Estimate
All Grades 50,000
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 600
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-5.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 66
65 or Better 25 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 23 / 66
65 or Better 25 / 66

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:5128, $9,987.50 - Duckor Family Collection of Liberty Walking Halves

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3739, $6,325

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:5128, $9,987.50 - Duckor Family Collection of Liberty Walking Halves

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade
#8 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 12/2010:3739, $6,325

David Hall:

The 1929-D has a relatively low mintage and, along with the 1929-S and 1933-S, it the last Waliking Liberty half dollar (with the exception of the very low mintage 1938-D) that sells for more than it's silver value in the lowest grades. It is somewhat scarce in the higher circulated grades and definitely scarce in mint state. The 1929-D is not quite as rare in mint state and Gem mint state condition as the 1929-S and it is about the same rarity as the 1933-S, perhaps marginally rarer. All three coins are much rarer in mint state and Gem mint state than the dates that follow.

The typical 1929-D can be very frosty or toned in varying degrees. Strike is usually not a problem though sometimes Ms. Liberty's hand can be a little weak.

Ron Guth:

According to a notice in the June 1934 issue of The Numismatist (p. 416), collectors could still purchase Uncirculated 1929-D Half Dollars directly from the U.S. Treasury for "the face value of the coins and an amount sufficient to cover the mail charrges by first-class mail."