1920 50C Pilgrim MS63 Certification #21475148, PCGS #9359

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollars has a small, incuse D underneath the Pilgrim's elbow.  While this might appear to be a mintmark (for Denver) to the uninitiated, this was put on the coin to indicate the designer, Cyrus Dallin, and the D represents his last name.  All 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollars were struck in Philadelphia, making this the only modern "D"-mint coin NOT struck at Denver!


David Hall

The 1920 Pilgrim half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. The original distribution was 152,112 coins, making the 1920 Pilgrim one of the most plentiful silver commemoratives. However, they are one of the few pre-1930 issues and most of those were not saved by collectors at the time of issue in as high a percentage as the post-1930 issues. Consequently, most 1920 Pilgrims only grade MS63 or MS64. MS65 Gems are scarce, and Superb MS66 examples are rare.

The typical 1920 Pilgrim has decent frosty luster. Toning is an issue and can range fron beautiful to downright ugly. Obviously, eye appeal is very important with this issue.

 

PCGS #
9359
Designer
Cyrus E. Dallin
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.60 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
152112
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
4141
Pop Lower
872
Region
The United States of America
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 70000 R-2.3 123 / 144 TIE 123 / 144 TIE
All Grades 47500 R-2.5 121 / 144 TIE 121 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 10375 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 70000
All Grades 47500
60 or Better 10375
65 or Better R-2.3
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-2.9
65 or Better 123 / 144 TIE
All Grades 121 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 119 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 123 / 144 TIE
All Grades 121 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 119 / 144 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade PCGS #9359 (MS)     67
2 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
PCGS #9359 (MS)     67 #2 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #2 MS67+ PCGS grade