1978 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6733
Designer:
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
150 Reeds
Diameter:
30.61 millimeters
Weight:
11.30 grams
Mintage:
14,350,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,870,000 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 287,000 R-1.8 1 / 62 TIE N/A
65 or Better 57,400 R-2.4 2 / 62 N/A
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,870,000
60 or Better 287,000
65 or Better 57,400
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.8
65 or Better R-2.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 62 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 62 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 62
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades N/A
60 or Better N/A
65 or Better N/A
Jaime Hernandez:

In 1978 the U.S. Mint began to significantly decrease the mintages to circulating Kennedy Half Dollars. For the 1978-P Kennedy Half Dollar, the Mint struck a little over 14 million examples. The previous year it struck over 40 million. And most years prior to that the Mint struck some dates in the hundreds of millions.

Most 1978-P Kennedy Half Dollars are common in MS65 condition or lower. In Ms66 condition you really have to search hard through Mint Sets or rolls to find them. In MS67 condition or higher they are very difficult to find.