Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,282,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.48 (7/31/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 S 50C MS obverse 1918 S 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Mint records indicate that 10.2 million Half Dollars were produced at the San Francisco mint in 1918. Yet, the 1918-S is seldom offered in any Mint State grade, let alone at the MS65 level. Either the official mintage figure is incorrect (which is highly unlikely) or the '18-S was not preserved in significant numbers at the time of issue (which is most certainly the case). Strike is also a factor in explaining the high grade rarity of this early S-mint Walker.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1918 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 18.00 20.00 43.00 95.00 95.00 235 290 380 460 590 690 1275 2000 3700 17500 52500 - - - -
$ 125 250 325 425 550 650 875 1450 2650 4250 35250 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 867
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
4/28/1995 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 Milwaukee Bullet Sale #134, 134/Lot# 224 $2,970.00
10/5/2003 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1788, 1788/Lot# 1241 $1,870.00
11/29/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Houston, TX US Coin Signature Auction #370, 370/Lot# 60992 $10,637.50
12/22/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 312, 318/Lot# 2582 $1,437.50
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1587 $2,760.00
1/24/2012 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 5354 $287.50
7/14/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 125843 $80.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2432457214333949462984496911321233145018522483352161851051513281165532038624840
2636549520839053970088510231165130515842062282944097628114371437117830218700
0000005397008851023116513051584206228294409762811437143711783000
0000005847729271077119913771718227231755297907112359154621910800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3521
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2483
Owner: Chuckachoo7
 
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