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1942 50C (Proof)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1936-1942

PCGS PR69

PCGS PR69

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PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68+

PCGS PR68+

PCGS #:
6642
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
21,120
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
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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 18,500 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
60 or Better 18,325 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
65 or Better 11,500 R-2.9 7 / 7 7 / 7
Survival Estimate
All Grades 18,500
60 or Better 18,325
65 or Better 11,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-2.8
65 or Better R-2.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 7
60 or Better 7 / 7
65 or Better 7 / 7
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 7
60 or Better 7 / 7
65 or Better 7 / 7

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade PR69 PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade

Young-Dakota Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR68+ PCGS grade

JBN Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
6 PR68 PCGS grade
PR69 PCGS grade #1 PR69 PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade

Young-Dakota Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 PR68+ PCGS grade

JBN Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#2 PR68+ PCGS grade
#6 PR68 PCGS grade
#6 PR68 PCGS grade
#6 PR68 PCGS grade
#6 PR68 PCGS grade
#6 PR68 PCGS grade
David Hall:

Walking Liberty half dollars were only struck in proof for seven years, 1936 to 1942. World War Two was the reason for the hiatus in the striking of proofs of any denomination. The proofs were popular with collectors and each year from 1936 to1942 saw more proofs struck than the previous year. The 1942 is understandably the highest mintage and most common of the proof Walking Liberty half dollars. There are a substantial number of Superb Gems known, along with a very small number of Cameos.