Owner's Comments

Courtesy Dale Moore

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1946 is one of the tougher dates of the 1940s to acquire in Gem condition. It all goes back to the 1950s and 1960s when uncirculated rolls of coins were saved. The focus was on mintage, so the low mintage coins were saved and the higher mintage coins were somewhat ignored. So the 1946, with its relatively high mintage, was not very desireable and not as many uncirculated rolls were saved as was the case for the lower mintage coins, the 1946-S for example. Today, the 1946 is much scarcer in Gem condition than the 1946-S, even though the 1946-S has less than 10% the original mintage of the 1946.

 

 

Diameter
24.30 millimeters
Designer
John Flanagan
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
53436000
Weight
6.30 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
11
Pop Lower
1808
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 5343000 R-1.0 35 / 93 TIE 35 / 93 TIE
All Grades 20000 R-2.8 14 / 93 TIE 14 / 93 TIE
60 or Better 8580 R-3.2 34 / 93 TIE 34 / 93 TIE

Condition Census

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

“Manofcoins number 2” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

“Wondercoin” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

“jwb1040” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade