1987-P 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: (None)

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6751
Designer:
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge:
150 Reeds
Diameter:
30.61 millimeters
Weight:
11.30 grams
Mintage:
2,890,758
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 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
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
Jaime Hernandez:

The 1987-P Kennedy Half Dollar was considered to be one of the scarcer coins in the series shortly after it was struck. It's mintage was only about 2.89 million which was considerably low. Especially if compared to the mintage of other Kennedy Half Dollars struck during the same time period, for example the 1980-P Kennedy Half Dollar had a mintage of over 44 million.

Then in 2002 the Mint surprisingly struck about 3.1 million Kennedy Half Dollars at the Philadelphia Mint and another 2.5 million at the Denver Mint. In the following years the Mint continued to strike very low mintages at both Mints.

The 1987-P Kennedy Half Dollar seems to be scarce in MS66 condition but there are probably still thousands out there that have not been graded. In MS67 condition far fewer exist, probably a few hundred examples survive. In MS68 condition it is really scarce and less than 5 are known with none being finer.