1987-D 50C MS67 Certification #13419606, PCGS #6752

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez

The 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars were only issued in Mint Sets for the year. No 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars were released into circulation by the U.S Mint. However, the Mint had previously announced that the coins would not go into circulation. This allowed collectors to buy them directly from the Mint. As a result, mintages for the 1987 Mint Sets were significantly higher than the previous year. 

Most 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars remain in high grade since they should have never entered circulation. Only examples in MS67 grade or higher appear to be scarce with less than several hundred examples surviving. Coins in MS68 condition are considered a condition census, since there are less than a dozen graded by PCGS with none being graded higher.    

Diameter
30.61 millimeters
Designer
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Edge
150 Reeds
Mintage
2890758
Weight
11.30 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
7
Pop Lower
744
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2312606 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
All Grades 2289480 R-1.0 29 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 915792 R-1.1 55 / 62 TIE N/A

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade