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1987-P 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
6751
Diameter:
30.61 millimeters
Designer:
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Weight:
11.30 grams
Edge:
150 Reeds
Mintage:
2,890,758
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Auction Record:
$4,113 • PCGS MS68 • 10-29-2015 • 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 2,312,606 R-1.0 1 / 62 TIE N/A
60 or Better 2,289,480 R-1.0 29 / 62 TIE N/A
65 or Better 915,792 R-1.1 55 / 62 TIE N/A
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
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Jaime Hernandez: The 1987-P Kennedy Half Dollar was considered to be one of the scarcer coins in the series shortly after it was struck. It's mintage was only about 2.89 million which was considerably low. Especially if compared to the mintage of other Kennedy Half Dollars struck during the same time period, for example the 1980-P Kennedy Half Dollar had a mintage of over 44 million.

Then in 2002 the Mint surprisingly struck about 3.1 million Kennedy Half Dollars at the Philadelphia Mint and another 2.5 million at the Denver Mint. In the following years the Mint continued to strike very low mintages at both Mints. 

The 1987-P Kennedy Half Dollar seems to be scarce in MS66 condition but there are probably still thousands out there that have not been graded. In MS67 condition far fewer exist, probably a few hundred examples survive. In MS68 condition it is really scarce and less than 5 are known with none being finer.