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SERIES: Silver Commemoratives
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1925-S 50C California (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68
PCGS #:
9281
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Jo Mora
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
86,394
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,400 • PCGS MS66 • 1-12-2005 • 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 47,500 R-2.5 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 36,000 R-2.6 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 8,000 R-3.4 112 / 144 TIE 112 / 144 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS68+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS68+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
2 MS68 PCGS grade  
7 MS67+ PCGS grade
7 MS67+ PCGS grade  
7 MS67+ PCGS grade  
7 MS67+ PCGS grade  

David Hall: The California commemorative half dollar was struck at the San Francisco Mint  in 1925 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of California statehood. A total of 150,200 were originally disributed. Many of them were distributed directly to the public at the original issue price of $1 per coin. This is one commemorative issue that was very widely disbursed. Today, this relatively high mintage coin is not rare, but I have never heard of any significant quantity deals of this issue. Surviving specimens grade anywhere from circulated to MS67. Luster can either be white and frosty or semi-prooflike and satiny. There are many beautifully toned specimens, so whether you're looking for a pure white coin or an attractively toned specimen, you'll be able to find what you want.