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1962 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6682, 86682, 6703, 86703, 96703

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 9,714,000
Proofs: 3,218,019

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

Images courtesy of Professional Coin Grading Service

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-68.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8573, not illustrated, sold for $126.50

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1833 sold for $1,552.50

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8557, not illustrated, sold for $494.50

PCGS MS-65 Full Bell Lines.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 257, illustrated, sold for $1,840.00  From the Great Lakes Collection


Notes:
The finest Uncirculated non-Full Bell Line examples graded by PCGS are 8 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated Full Bell Line example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 45 PR-69's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-69's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 8 PR-69's.

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

 
 

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