USA/Philippines Type Set (Expanded Edition)
Fifty Centavos 1907-1921 Reduced Size and Weight

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: PHILIPPINES UNDER U.S. SOVEREIGNTY REDUCED SIZE & WEIGHT
Item Description: SILVER 50C 1908 USA-PHIL KM-171
Full Grade: PCGS PF 64
Owner: JAA

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Specifications: 750 Silver, 10.0 Grams, ASW: 0.2411oz, 27 mm.

The obverse and reverse designs of the 1907 through 1921 Fifty Centavos are the same as the 1903 through 1906 Fifty Centavos.

In 1907 a rise in the price of silver forced the reduction of the fineness and weight for all Philippine silver issues. The silver Fifty Centavos was reduced in fineness from .900 silver, 13.48 Grams to .750 silver, 10.0 Grams, and the diameter was reduced from 30 mm to 27 mm. Business strikes of the reduced size and weight Fifty Centavos were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1907, the San Francisco Mint from 1907 through 1919, and the Manila Mint in 1920 and 1921. Proof reduced size and weight Fifty Centavos were struck at the Philadelphia Mint in 1908.

The 1908 Fifty Centavos is a PROOF ONLY ISSUE with a mintage of 500 coins. The combined NGC/PCGS Population for the 1908 Fifty Centavos in PF64 is 16 coins with 44 specimens graded higher. (NGC Population 4/18, PCGC Population 12/26)

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