1981-P 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: (None)

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6739
Designer:
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
150 Reeds
Diameter:
30.61 millimeters
Weight:
11.30 grams
Mintage:
29,544,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 10,340,400 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 3,619,140 R-1.0 29 / 62 TIE N/A
65 or Better 361,914 R-1.7 37 / 62 TIE N/A
Survival Estimate
All Grades 10,340,400
60 or Better 3,619,140
65 or Better 361,914
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.0
65 or Better R-1.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 62 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 62 TIE
65 or Better 37 / 62 TIE
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:

The 1981-P Kennedy Half Dollar appears to be an average issue as the mintage is about 30 million. Other dates in the series have mintages well over a hundred million, like the 1971-P with a mintage over 300 million. While other more recent dates have mintages under 2 million, such as the 2010 - 2012 issues which have mintages of 1.7 million.

The 1981-P Kennedy Half Dollar seems to be well struck and examples in circulated condition up to about MS65 condition are fairly common. In MS66 they begin to be scarce with possibly several thousand examples still out there. In MS67 condition or higher they are very scarce and possibly no more than a couple hundred examples exist.