1925 50C Lexington MS64 Certification #05487022, PCGS #9318

Expert Comments

David Hall

This event...the "shot heard round the world" at Lexington-Concord in 1775 that signaled the start of the American Revolution...certainly was a legitimate event to commemorate. A total of 162,099 coins were minted. At the initial festivities in April, 1925, there were approximately 60,000 coins sold as souvenirs at $1.00 per coin. Then the coins were sold throughout New England and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the United States. In other words, the Lexington commemorative half dollar was very widely distributed at the time of issue.

Today, Lexingtons are found in a wide range of grades, with the average grade being MS63 to MS65. Superb MS66 examples are somewhat scarce, and MS 67 examples are extremely rare. Most Lexingtons have somewhat satiny luster, though frosty white Gems are occasionally encountered. Some Lexingtons have very dull luster, probably a result of careless storage over the years by non-numismatists. Lexingtons are found with very degrees of toning and eye appeal is a real issue. Also, the leg of the soldier on the obverse often has a little "rub" so look for examples with no "rub" and a rounded knee area.

 

PCGS #
9318
Designer
Chester Beach
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
162013
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1747
Pop Lower
1903
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 75000 R-2.2 129 / 144 TIE 129 / 144 TIE
All Grades 40000 R-2.6 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 7500 R-3.5 109 / 144 TIE 109 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 75000
All Grades 40000
60 or Better 7500
65 or Better R-2.2
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-3.5
65 or Better 129 / 144 TIE
All Grades 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 109 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 129 / 144 TIE
All Grades 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 109 / 144 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

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

Heritage 2/2005:4162, $69,000 - San Diego Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS68+ PCGS grade #1 MS68+ PCGS grade

Heritage 2/2005:4162, $69,000 - San Diego Collection (PCGS Set Registry) - J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade