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

1918 50C Lincoln (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68+

PCGS MS68
PCGS #:
9320
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
George T. Morgan/John R. Sinnock
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
100,058
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$70,500 • NGC MS64 • 4-26-2015 • 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 55,000 R-2.4 118 / 144 TIE 118 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 38,000 R-2.6 116 / 144 TIE 116 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 9,750 R-3.0 118 / 144 118 / 144
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection

1 MS68+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

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

J&L Collection

1 MS68+ PCGS grade

San Diego Collection

3 MS68 PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade
4 MS67+ PCGS grade

David Hall: Although the Illinois Centennial half dollar (more commonly known as the "Lincoln") is one of the earliest U.S. silver commemoratives, the mintage was huge and today the Linoln is one of the most common commems. The original mintage was 100,058 coins and they were initially sold at $1.00 per coin.

This is a popular coin with collectors, but you can obtain a Gem example easily. Nearly all known Lincolns are mint state, and the average grade is MS63 to MS65. Superb MS66 examples are readily available and even MS67 specimens are scarce only. Lincolns have frosty white luster or some degree of toning. There are many Gems to choose from!