Coin Specifications

Category: Kennedy Half Dollars (1964-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,544,000
Obverse Designer: Gilroy Roberts
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Weight: 11.3400g
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1981 P 50C MS obverse 1981 P 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

While the 1981-P Kennedy half dollar had a mintage of nearly 30 million pieces, they are often found weakly struck and with a lack of detail in the hair. Superb gem coins are extremely rare, as evidenced by the fact that NGC has only graded 15 in MS67 and a lone MS68.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/19/2019

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1981 P 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 1.25 1.50 2.50 3.50 12.00 15.00 70.00 520 3750 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 419
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1981 P 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------4---541148201191--419
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-----------------1----1
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Total----------4---541148202191--420
 ----------1 %---1 %10 %35 %48 %5 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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Price
9/11/1996 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0875, 875/Lot# 1695 $76.30
3/5/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2499, 2499/Lot# 1390 $14.00
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(5), 1173/Lot# 8578 $881.25
1/6/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 77385 $88.00
7/7/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(5), 1237/Lot# 7520 $376.00
10/29/2017 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131745/Lot# 21332 $432.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1981 50C MS P Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333336691237635121895349643195783
33333333334671020462139732429377048070
00000033334671020462139732429377000
000000333356811295436214342962404500
1981 50C MS P
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333336932592551138334541415563
3333333333334717411245491874361046150
0000003333334717411245491874361000
0000003333335824501908442609387600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1138
Owner: Bob Len
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1138
Owner: BODIN
 
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