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1981-P 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
6739
Diameter:
30.61 millimeters
Designer:
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Weight:
11.30 grams
Edge:
150 Reeds
Mintage:
29,544,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Auction Record:
$2,990 • NGC MS68 • 3-17-2011 • 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 10,340,400 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 3,619,140 R-1.0 29 / 62 TIE N/A
65 or Better 361,914 R-1.7 37 / 62 TIE N/A

Jaime Hernandez: The 1981-P Kennedy Half Dollar appears to be an average issue as the mintage is about 30 million. Other dates in the series have mintages well over a hundred million, like the 1971-P with a mintage over 300 million. While other more recent dates have mintages under 2 million, such as the 2010 - 2012 issues which have mintages of 1.7 million.

The 1981-P Kennedy Half Dollar seems to be well struck and examples in circulated condition up to about MS65 condition are fairly common. In MS66 they begin to be scarce with possibly several thousand examples still out there. In MS67 condition or higher they are very scarce and possibly no more than a couple hundred examples exist.