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2005-D 50C Satin Finish (Special Strike)

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PCGS SP68

PCGS SP64
PCGS #:
96789
Diameter:
30.61 millimeters
Designer:
Gilroy Roberts/Frank Gasparro
Weight:
11.30 grams
Edge:
150 Reeds
Mintage:
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel over a pure Copper center
Auction Record:
$71 • PCGS SP68 • 4-3-2006 • David Lawrence RC
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Jaime Hernandez: This is the first year that the Mint struck Satin Finish coins in Mint Sets. The Satin Finish Mint Sets were struck from 2005 - 2010. In the year 2005 the Satin Finish Mint Set contained 22 coins from the 1c coin to the $1 coins from the Philadelphia and Denver Mints. 

All 2005 Satin Finish coins were very well struck and were in much better condition than circulation strike coins. The 2005-D Satin Finish Kennedy Half Dollar is common in all grades up to about SP68. Anything grading higher than SP68  is considered very scarce.