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: $7.13 (4/19/2014)
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: 6/18/2013

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1929 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.65 19.55 20.70 31.05 115 115 228 258 288 468 510 540 720 1050 1470 3090 5490 29690 - - -
$ 129 250 280 320 510 560 590 790 1160 1620 3300 5900 32100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 746
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/19/1995 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 6414 $1,980.00
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 6772 $4,370.00
9/20/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #12, 16/Lot# 248 $3,277.50
3/27/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2180, 2180/Lot# 1336 $924.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2622 $833.75
7/26/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 9211 $2,585.00
2/24/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 100593 $261.80
7/22/2013 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3440, 3440/Lot# 1473 $525.00


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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