1976 50C Clad MS66 Certification #05396167, PCGS #6726

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The U.S. Mint struck over 200 million coins for this issue making it very common. However, due to this  one year Type design many collectors pulled these coins from circulation. Some saved them as conversation pieces or many times setting them aside believing that they have some significant value.

However, most examples in circulated grade are really common and only worth face value. Even some coins in Uncirculated grades up to about MS63 can still be pulled from circulation. Examples in MS64 and MS65 require some searching and considered scarce in these grades in circulation. In MS66 condition they become scarce overall with less than a few hundred examples known. In MS67 grade they are almost unheard of with less than a couple dozen known and none existing in better condition.         

Diameter
31.00 millimeters
Designer
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
234308000
Weight
11.30 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
20
Pop Lower
674
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 58577000 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 2 TIE
All Grades 5857700 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 2 TIE
60 or Better 1171540 R-1.0 1 / 2 TIE 1 / 2 TIE

Condition Census

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

Ray Daniel/Richard Green collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade