1929-D 50C VG8 Certification #26858709, PCGS #6589

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1929-D has a relatively low mintage and, along with the 1929-S and 1933-S, it the last Waliking Liberty half dollar (with the exception of the very low mintage 1938-D) that sells for more than it's silver value in the lowest grades. It is somewhat scarce in the higher circulated grades and definitely scarce in mint state. The 1929-D is not quite as rare in mint state and Gem mint state condition as the 1929-S and it is about the same rarity as the 1933-S, perhaps marginally rarer. All three coins are much rarer in mint state and Gem mint state than the dates that follow.

The typical 1929-D can be very frosty or toned in varying degrees. Strike is usually not a problem though sometimes Ms. Liberty's hand can be a little weak.

 


Ron Guth

According to a notice in the June 1934 issue of The Numismatist (p. 416), collectors could still purchase Uncirculated 1929-D Half Dollars directly from the U.S. Treasury for "the face value of the coins and an amount sufficient to cover the mail charrges by first-class mail."

PCGS #
6589
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
1001200
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
2084
Pop Lower
16
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 50000 R-2.5 10 / 66 TIE 10 / 66 TIE
All Grades 3000 R-4.4 23 / 66 23 / 66
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 25 / 66 25 / 66
65 or Better 50000
All Grades 3000
60 or Better 600
65 or Better R-2.5
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better 10 / 66 TIE
All Grades 23 / 66
60 or Better 25 / 66
65 or Better 10 / 66 TIE
All Grades 23 / 66
60 or Better 25 / 66

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2018:4263, $44,400 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2018:146, $82,250

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2019:346

5 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:3590, $10,575 - Heritage 10/2014:4793, $5,288 - Heritage 1/2015:5128, $9,988 - Duckor Family Collection - Heritage 1/2018:4549, $16,800 - D.L. Hansen Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2018:4263, $44,400 - Legend Rare Coin Auctions 9/2018:146, $82,250

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 12/2019:346

MS66+ PCGS grade #5 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:3590, $10,575 - Heritage 10/2014:4793, $5,288 - Heritage 1/2015:5128, $9,988 - Duckor Family Collection - Heritage 1/2018:4549, $16,800 - D.L. Hansen Collection