1987-D 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: (None)

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
6752
Designer:
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
150 Reeds
Diameter:
30.61 millimeters
Weight:
11.30 grams
Mintage:
2,890,758
Mint:
Denver
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 2,312,606 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 2,289,480 R-1.0 29 / 62 TIE N/A
65 or Better 915,792 R-1.1 55 / 62 TIE N/A
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,312,606
60 or Better 2,289,480
65 or Better 915,792
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.0
60 or Better R-1.0
65 or Better R-1.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 62 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 62 TIE
65 or Better 55 / 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

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
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars were only issued in Mint Sets for the year. No 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars were released into circulation by the U.S Mint. However, the Mint had previously announced that the coins would not go into circulation. This allowed collectors to buy them directly from the Mint. As a result, mintages for the 1987 Mint Sets were significantly higher than the previous year.

Most 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars remain in high grade since they should have never entered circulation. Only examples in MS67 grade or higher appear to be scarce with less than several hundred examples surviving. Coins in MS68 condition are considered a condition census, since there are less than a dozen graded by PCGS with none being graded higher.