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1987-D 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6752
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:
$3,055 • 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  
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  
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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  

Jaime Hernandez: The 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars were only issued in Mint Sets for the year. No 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars were released into circulation by the U.S Mint. However, the Mint had previously announced that the coins would not go into circulation. This allowed collectors to buy them directly from the Mint. As a result, mintages for the 1987 Mint Sets were significantly higher than the previous year. 

Most 1987-D Kennedy Half Dollars remain in high grade since they should have never entered circulation. Only examples in MS67 grade or higher appear to be scarce with less than several hundred examples surviving. Coins in MS68 condition are considered a condition census, since there are less than a dozen graded by PCGS with none being graded higher.