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1978 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6733
Diameter:
30.61 millimeters
Designer:
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Weight:
11.30 grams
Edge:
150 Reeds
Mintage:
14,350,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Auction Record:
$1,725 • NGC MS66 • 1-7-2004 • 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 2,870,000 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 287,000 R-1.8 1 / 62 TIE N/A
65 or Better 57,400 R-2.4 2 / 62 N/A

Jaime Hernandez: In 1978 the U.S. Mint began to significantly decrease the mintages to circulating Kennedy Half Dollars. For the 1978-P Kennedy Half Dollar, the Mint struck a little over 14 million examples. The previous year it struck over 40 million. And most years prior to that the Mint struck some dates in the hundreds of millions. 

Most 1978-P Kennedy Half Dollars are common in MS65 condition or lower. In Ms66 condition you really have to search hard through Mint Sets or rolls to find them. In MS67 condition or higher they are very difficult to find.