Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,178,000
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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1923 S 50C MS obverse 1923 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Based on its relatively high mintage of 2.178 million pieces, one might think the 1923-S Walking Liberty half dollar would not be a difficult coin to obtain. The 1923-S, however, was the only half dollar produced between 1921 and 1927. It was thus in great demand in the channels of commerce, making high grade pieces, including Extremely Fine, About Uncirculated, and Mint State, difficult to acquire today. Gem and better coins are especially elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1923 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.50 18.50 45.00 140 480 480 1100 1175 1550 1650 1750 2000 3200 4050 5500 18500 37500 81000 - - -
$ 550 1150 1250 1600 1725 1900 2500 3450 4600 7900 25000 50000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 412
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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8/17/1996 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 ANA Signature Sale #163, 163/Lot# 7904 $3,080.00
3/24/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 5893 $3,565.00
9/5/2005 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2088, 2088/Lot# 1626 $41.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1368 $3,795.00
5/30/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 9163 $417.45
10/28/2012 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 80133 $31.55
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 5060 $1,025.78
2/23/2014 PCGS AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 564 $1,150.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28415414336692512391494172618652053216922742797326438386385820011324142421768221702
32458321755210291324157117721927209122042448295234554687699092411229615388190220
000000132415711772192720912204244829523455468769909241122961538800
0000001409164818181990213022392622310836465536759510282132691653500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3838
Owner: JWalkers
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3264
Owner: skinny7569
 
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