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SERIES: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1938 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
6604
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
4,110,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,400 • PCGS MS68 • 11-8-2011 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 200,000 R-1.9 24 / 66 TIE 24 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 22,000 R-2.7 37 / 66 TIE 37 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 5,000 R-4.0 37 / 66 TIE 37 / 66 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
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David Hall: The 1938 is the lowest mintage Philadelphia Mint Walking Liberty half dollar of the 1934 to 1946 time span. It is rarer in uncirclated and Gem condition than the other P-Mints of those years. I certainly saw many more uncirculated rolls of the other P-Mints back in the 1970s than I did of the 1938. In fact, I probably only saw a few dozen BU rolls of 1938 Walkers while I literally saw hundreds and hundreds of rolls of the other dates.

The typical 1938 is well struck. It usually has either satiny white luster of a nice light golden color. This is an issue that does come nice.