Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,902,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.17 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1929 S 50C MS obverse 1929 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As 1929 unfolded, the world economy fell apart. Interest rates climbed and the days of easy credit were over for the American people. Jobs were starting to become scarce, but most workers were still employed as 1929 drew to a close. No one knew how bad things were about to become for the next several years. It is obvious that this coin was set aside and somehow survived the vicissitudes that swept the worlds economies during these years. No doubt most coin collections were spent for food money as workers struggled to stay employed as the 1930s churned on.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1929 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.50 16.50 20.00 42.00 135 135 245 265 330 430 475 525 675 1050 1375 3250 6000 27000 - - -
$ 165 255 275 365 450 500 550 775 1150 1750 3950 16250 55000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 773
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/20/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #12, 16/Lot# 248 $3,277.50
1/17/2005 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2005 Fort Lauderdale, FL (FUN) Bullet Sale #361, 361/Lot# 2054 $234.60
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 149 $718.75
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10461 $2,185.00
9/4/2011 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1373 $230.00
12/13/2011 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3189, 3189/Lot# 1116 $20.00
7/14/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 125846 $31.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4652 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20283254127401544667835935106911521193135717351977315439627929101881289316096
2229397821844858572386897910961165124714831815236934235284868211089139600
0000005857238689791096116512471483181523693423528486821108900
00000062677990110241124117913021609189627613692660694351199100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: JWalkers
 
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