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: $7.13 (4/20/2014)
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: 6/18/2013

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1918 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.40 19.55 21.85 34.50 98.40 98.40 210 282 420 480 570 750 1250 2190 3690 16580 65000 - - - -
$ 110 230 310 460 530 630 830 1380 2410 4000 17900 70000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 844
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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4/7/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0934, 934/Lot# 1456 $196.20
9/19/2010 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210094, 210094/Lot# 26694 $119.60
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1356 $6,037.50
10/24/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 630, 637/Lot# 1215 $13,995.50
1/24/2012 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 5354 $287.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(2), 1171/Lot# 4038 $841.80
9/9/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131238/Lot# 22770 $329.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1181/Lot# 4882 $35,250.00
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159643 $260.00


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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