Coin Specifications

Category: Kennedy Half Dollars (1964-Date)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,544,000
Catalog: KM-A202b
Obverse Designer: Gilroy Roberts
Reverse Designer: Frank Gasparro
Composition: Copper-Nickel Clad Copper
Weight: 11.34g
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 5/11/2016

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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 1.10 1.25 1.75 3.00 9.00 15.00 90.00 1000 3750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 333
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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12/30/1996 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 0906, 906/Lot# 1471 $65.40
8/22/2001 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1475, 1475/Lot# 1664 $207.10
10/26/2004 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24111, 24111/Lot# 14436 $299.00
10/2/2011 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/02/2011, 138/Lot# 18504 $7.00
5/9/2012 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 3274, 3274/Lot# 1806 $15.00
10/29/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1225/Lot# 7627 $540.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1981 P 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333333333336932594771799334541415563
3333333333334717411989182314361046150
0000003333334717411989182314361000
00000033333358245033813582830387600
1981 P 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333333333336691237635121895349643195783
33333333334671020462139732429377048070
00000033334671020462139732429377000
000000333356811295436214342962404500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 1799
Owner: BODIN
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 477
Owner: ILJC#70
 
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