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1961 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6680, 86680, 6702, 86702, 96702, 6689

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 8,290,000
Proofs: 3,028,244

Designer: John R. Sinnock, the reverse adapted from a design by John Frederick Lewis

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) centered above the bell on the reverse

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Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 255, illustrated, sold for $977.50  From the Great Lakes Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6116, not illustrated, sold for $172.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6383, not illustrated, sold for $57.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6384, not illustrated, sold for $51.75

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 12 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 96 MS-65's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 33 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 58 PR-68's.

The finest Proof "Doubled Die" examples graded by PCGS are 5 PR-67's. 

The finest Cameo Proof "Doubled Die" example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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