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.

 

Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Designer
Jo Mora
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
86394
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
5756
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
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