Coin Specifications

Category: Kennedy Half Dollars (1964-Date)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 246,951,930
Obverse Designer: Gilroy Roberts
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.4000
Weight: 11.5000g
ASW: 0.1479oz
Melt Value: $3.36 (11/28/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1968 D 50C MS obverse 1968 D 50C MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

With the coin shortage officially over, mintmarks were restored to the nation's coinage commencing with 1968's production. The Denver Mint continued on as the sole provider of half dollars for circulation, and its D mintmark was now prominently displayed on the obverse at the truncation of Kennedy's neck.

This issue is very common in Mint State up through the grade of MS-66, with finer pieces being quite rare. Lightly circulated coins are also plentiful. The number of certified prooflike (PL) examples is a bit higher than for previous silver-clad halves, but these coins are still rare and highly sought.

A few DDO and DDR varieties may be found, the latter being quite minor. A single repunched mintmark (RPM) is also known, but it too is quite minor.

An interesting feature of all 1968-D halves is that numeral 8 is much bolder than the others in the date. The master hub for this coin type was dated 1964 when new, and the final numeral was ground off the hub after completion of the 1964-dated dies. The final numeral of subsequent dates than had to be engraved by hand into each year's master die, and for 1968 this was done a bit too deeply.

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1968 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.10 6.00 5.00 8.50 12.00 25.00 75.00 1500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 205 4800 -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3932
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1968 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2----1-23450-1339127672242456719---3923
-------------1331565---33
----------------1153---19
------------------2---2
Total2----1-23450-1340130675245057829---3977
 0%----0%-0%0%0%1%-0%1%3%17%62%15%1%--- 
1968 D 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11421----9
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------11421----9
 -------------11%11%44%22%11%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1968 D 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121212121212121212121212162028452204392770290039405311
12121212121212121212121317233410329312162813324743975577
00000012121212121317233410329312162813324700
00000012121212121519253916236619932857359300
1968 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base99999991212121212121624411022372335277037745104
999999101212121212131930611479362480310542175359
000000101212121212131930611479362480310500
0000001112121212121521358219216362625343900
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2625
Owner: Mikey Siegel’s impeccable collection
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2625
Owner: rkc663
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.