1978 50C MS66 Certification #12433830, PCGS #6733

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

In 1978 the U.S. Mint began to significantly decrease the mintages to circulating Kennedy Half Dollars. For the 1978-P Kennedy Half Dollar, the Mint struck a little over 14 million examples. The previous year it struck over 40 million. And most years prior to that the Mint struck some dates in the hundreds of millions. 

Most 1978-P Kennedy Half Dollars are common in MS65 condition or lower. In Ms66 condition you really have to search hard through Mint Sets or rolls to find them. In MS67 condition or higher they are very difficult to find. 

 

Diameter
30.61 millimeters
Designer
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge
150 Reeds
Mintage
14350000
Weight
11.30 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
42
Pop Lower
299
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2870000 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
All Grades 287000 R-1.8 1 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 57400 R-2.4 2 / 62 N/A