Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Only three examples are known of the BG-422A 1954-D Half Dollar.  One example is in the collection of the American Numismatic Society.  The Jay Roe - Jack Totheroh example (the only Uncirculated example of the three) sold in 2013 for $21,150.  The third example is in a private collection.  Since 1983, this variety has appeared at auction only three times (and all three citations are for the same coin), indicating the difficulty in even having an opportunity to own an example.

PCGS #
10473
Diameter
0.00 millimeters
Weight
0.00 grams
Mintage
0
Metal
Other
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
0
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 3 R-9.8 51 / 580 TIE 51 / 580 TIE
All Grades 2 R-9.9 37 / 580 TIE 37 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 580 1 / 580
65 or Better 3
All Grades 2
60 or Better 0
65 or Better R-9.8
All Grades R-9.9
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better 51 / 580 TIE
All Grades 37 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 580
65 or Better 51 / 580 TIE
All Grades 37 / 580 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 580

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS60 PCGS grade

DeWitt Smith Collection, sold privately after his death in 1908 - Virgil Brand Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1983:81 - Ron Gillio, sold privately on 6/18/1984 - Jay Roe Collection - Bowers & Merena 9/2003:82, $8,050 - Jack Totheroh Collection - Holabird-Kagin Americana 4/12/2013:236, $21,150

2 Grade unknown

ANS Collection

3 Grade unknown

Oklahoma dentist - Mickey Sehorn Collection

#1 MS60 PCGS grade

DeWitt Smith Collection, sold privately after his death in 1908 - Virgil Brand Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1983:81 - Ron Gillio, sold privately on 6/18/1984 - Jay Roe Collection - Bowers & Merena 9/2003:82, $8,050 - Jack Totheroh Collection - Holabird-Kagin Americana 4/12/2013:236, $21,150

#2 Grade unknown

ANS Collection

#3 Grade unknown

Oklahoma dentist - Mickey Sehorn Collection