1982 S 50c Washington commemorative 12.57g?

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  1. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Active Member

    Good morning,
    Picked this up from an estate sale years back. I remember it was in cardboard protector with the original mint box bottom and certificate. Protector had ??? mark's written on it but that was it. I purchased it along with a couple other things and just now decided to take a closer look. Weighed it 5X and checked scale with other 50c pieces but weight is 12.57g. I know this was the year mint used 90% silver on this proof but information indicates 11.34g. 20210410_002304.jpg 20210410_002328.jpg 20210409_235831.jpg 20210410_000226.jpg 20210410_002036.jpg 20210410_002201.jpg Any idea's and help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    The 1982S silver half should be 12.5 grams. Looks normal.
     
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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Very Nice Coin / Great Details !!:happy:
     
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  5. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Active Member

    Looked up the 1982 S Washington Commemorative on PCGS and information states weight should be 11.34g for this coin which really has me confused now? Red book says 12.5g so is PCGS incorrect?
     
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  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    You have the proof and it should be 12.5 grams
     
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  7. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Active Member

    Lol..I get it
    I did forget to ask about the MM. Is it just a reflection that is appearing like an RPM?
     

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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Looks like a reflection to me . JMHO .
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  9. Bargainbidder

    Bargainbidder Active Member

    Thanks, I've tried different angles and lighting, under loop and scope. My eyesight is going quick and don't have much time left until all that's left is peripheral. And unless they invent a scope for that I will be forced to read forum sitting sideways...lol
     
  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    PCGS is incorrect, 11.34 grams is the spec weight for the copper nickel clad half dollar, these are NOT clad). The Washington halves had the same specifications as all the previous 90% silver halves back to 1947 (before 1947 weight was the same but the tolerances were tighter), 12.5 grams +/- .259 grams
     
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