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

1925 50C Lexington (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
9318
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Chester Beach
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
162,013
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$69,000 • PCGS MS68 • 2-1-2005 • 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 75,000 R-2.2 129 / 144 TIE 129 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 40,000 R-2.6 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 109 / 144 TIE 109 / 144 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 PCGS grade  

David Hall: This event...the "shot heard round the world" at Lexington-Concord in 1775 that signaled the start of the American Revolution...certainly was a legitimate event to commemorate. A total of 162,099 coins were minted. At the initial festivities in April, 1925, there were approximately 60,000 coins sold as souvenirs at $1.00 per coin. Then the coins were sold throughout New England and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the United States. In other words, the Lexington commemorative half dollar was very widely distributed at the time of issue.

Today, Lexingtons are found in a wide range of grades, with the average grade being MS63 to MS65. Superb MS66 examples are somewhat scarce, and MS 67 examples are extremely rare. Most Lexingtons have somewhat satiny luster, though frosty white Gems are occasionally encountered. Some Lexingtons have very dull luster, probably a result of careless storage over the years by non-numismatists. Lexingtons are found with very degrees of toning and eye appeal is a real issue. Also, the leg of the soldier on the obverse often has a little "rub" so look for examples with no "rub" and a rounded knee area.