1938-D 50C XF40 Certification #20705544, PCGS #6605

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1938-D is the third lowest mintage of the entire Walking Liberty half dollar series, behind only the 1921 and 1921-D. It is definitely a rare coin in circulated grades. But because coins were saved by the roll starting in about 1934, this is an issue that's quite a bit easier to find in uncirculated than it is in circulated condition. In Gem condition, the 1938-D is rarer than the 1936-D, about as rare as the 1937-D, but not nearly as rare as the 1935-D or 1934-D. This issue is usually quite well struck. And there are many frosty white gem examples.

PCGS #
6605
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
491600
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3714
Pop Lower
2490
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 30000 R-2.7 4 / 66 TIE 4 / 66 TIE
All Grades 7500 R-3.5 31 / 66 31 / 66
60 or Better 2500 R-4.5 32 / 66 32 / 66
65 or Better 30000
All Grades 7500
60 or Better 2500
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-3.5
60 or Better R-4.5
65 or Better 4 / 66 TIE
All Grades 31 / 66
60 or Better 32 / 66
65 or Better 4 / 66 TIE
All Grades 31 / 66
60 or Better 32 / 66

Condition Census Learn More

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

Simpson Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:672, not sold

4 MS67 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#4 MS67 PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:672, not sold

#4 MS67 PCGS grade