1938-D 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
6605
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
491,600
Mint:
Denver
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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 30,000 R-2.7 4 / 66 TIE 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 31 / 66 31 / 66
65 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 32 / 66 32 / 66
Survival Estimate
All Grades 30,000
60 or Better 7,500
65 or Better 2,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-3.5
65 or Better R-4.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 66
65 or Better 32 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 66
65 or Better 32 / 66

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:672, not sold

4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:672, not sold

#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1938-D is the third lowest mintage of the entire Walking Liberty half dollar series, behind only the 1921 and 1921-D. It is definitely a rare coin in circulated grades. But because coins were saved by the roll starting in about 1934, this is an issue that's quite a bit easier to find in uncirculated than it is in circulated condition. In Gem condition, the 1938-D is rarer than the 1936-D, about as rare as the 1937-D, but not nearly as rare as the 1935-D or 1934-D. This issue is usually quite well struck. And there are many frosty white gem examples.