1925-S 50C California MS68+ Certification #32961659, PCGS #9281

Owner's Comments

Ex: Schweitz Shepherd

Expert Comments

David Hall

The California commemorative half dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint  in 1925 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of California statehood. A total of 150,200 were originally disributed. Many of them were distributed directly to the public at the original issue price of $1 per coin. This is one commemorative issue that was very widely disbursed. Today, this relatively high mintage coin is not rare, but I have never heard of any significant quantity deals of this issue. Surviving specimens grade anywhere from circulated to MS67. Luster can either be white and frosty or semi-prooflike and satiny. There are many beautifully toned specimens, so whether you're looking for a pure white coin or an attractively toned specimen, you'll be able to find what you want.


30.60 millimeters
Jo Mora
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 47500 R-2.5 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
All Grades 36000 R-2.6 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 8000 R-3.4 112 / 144 TIE 112 / 144 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade  
	MS68+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS68+ PCGS grade MS68+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

2 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade