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

1938-D 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
6605
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
491,600
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$32,900 • PCGS MS67+ • 12-4-2014 • Heritage Auctions
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2
50
2
2
45+
190
45+
50+
240
50+
53+
255
53+
55+
285
55+
58+
430
58+
60
450
4
60
62+
560
62+
63+
625
6
63+
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 30,000 R-2.7 4 / 66 TIE 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 31 / 66 31 / 66
65 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 32 / 66 32 / 66
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:672, not sold

4 MS67 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Simpson Collection

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
1 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:672, not sold

4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade  

David Hall: The 1938-D is the third lowest mintage of the entire Walking Liberty half dollar series, behind only the 1921 and 1921-D. It is definitely a rare coin in circulated grades. But because coins were saved by the roll starting in about 1934, this is an issue that's quite a bit easier to find in uncirculated than it is in circulated condition. In Gem condition, the 1938-D is rarer than the 1936-D, about as rare as the 1937-D, but not nearly as rare as the 1935-D or 1934-D. This issue is usually quite well struck. And there are many frosty white gem examples.