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1942 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS #:
6614
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
47,818,000
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 2,500,000 R-1.0 63 / 66 TIE 63 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 250,000 R-1.8 63 / 66 TIE 63 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 62,500 R-2.3 65 / 66 TIE 65 / 66 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500,000
60 or Better 250,000
65 or Better 62,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.8
65 or Better R-2.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 63 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 63 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 65 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 63 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 63 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 65 / 66 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
7 MS67+ PCGS grade
7 MS67+ PCGS grade
7 MS67+ PCGS grade
7 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#7 MS67+ PCGS grade
#7 MS67+ PCGS grade
#7 MS67+ PCGS grade
#7 MS67+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1942 is one of the three most common Walking Liberty half dollars in uncirculated and Gem condition, along with the 1943 and 1946-D. The typical 1942 is very well struck. Luster can be very frosty as many original uncirculated rolls were saved.