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

1920 50C Pilgrim (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
9359
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Designer:
Cyrus E. Dallin
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
152,112
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$10,350 • PCGS MS66 • 7-26-2008 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 70,000 R-2.3 123 / 144 TIE 123 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 47,500 R-2.5 121 / 144 TIE 121 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 10,375 R-2.9 119 / 144 TIE 119 / 144 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade  
7 MS67 PCGS grade  
7 MS67 PCGS grade  
7 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS67 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: The 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollars has a small, incuse D underneath the Pilgrim's elbow.  While this might appear to be a mintmark (for Denver) to the uninitiated, this was put on the coin to indicate the designer, Cyrus Dallin, and the D represents his last name.  All 1920 Pilgrim Half Dollars were struck in Philadelphia, making this the only modern "D"-mint coin NOT struck at Denver!


David Hall: The 1920 Pilgrim half dollar was struck to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. The original distribution was 152,112 coins, making the 1920 Pilgrim one of the most plentiful silver commemoratives. However, they are one of the few pre-1930 issues and most of those were not saved by collectors at the time of issue in as high a percentage as the post-1930 issues. Consequently, most 1920 Pilgrims only grade MS63 or MS64. MS65 Gems are scarce, and Superb MS66 examples are rare.

The typical 1920 Pilgrim has decent frosty luster. Toning is an issue and can range fron beautiful to downright ugly. Obviously, eye appeal is very important with this issue.