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

1942 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68
PCGS #:
6614
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
47,818,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$23,000 • PCGS MS68 • 11-1-2008 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,500,000 R-1.0 63 / 66 TIE 63 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 250,000 R-1.8 63 / 66 TIE 63 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 62,500 R-2.3 65 / 66 TIE 65 / 66 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
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1 MS68 PCGS grade  
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
7 MS67+ PCGS grade
7 MS67+ PCGS grade
7 MS67+ PCGS grade
7 MS67+ PCGS grade

David Hall: The 1942 is one of the three most common Walking Liberty half dollars in uncirculated and Gem condition, along with the 1943 and 1946-D. The typical 1942 is very well struck. Luster can be very frosty as many original uncirculated rolls were saved.