Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,652,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.77 (9/15/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1934 S 50C MS obverse 1934 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The '34-S is the scarcest of the 1934 issues. Bruce Fox, in his The Complete Guide To Walking Liberty Half Dollars, notes that fully struck Gems are difficult to find, and that on average, strike is weaker on the reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1934 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 19.00 37.00 37.00 100.00 120 160 265 340 400 575 800 1325 3600 5150 20000 - - -
$ 43.00 110 130 175 290 375 450 625 900 2350 4500 8000 35000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 862
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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5/30/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 272 $862.50
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 2811 $977.50
5/15/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2204, 2204/Lot# 1521 $4,144.00
12/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131250/Lot# 28894 $152.75
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12448 $1,175.00
1/27/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 93042 $115.50
10/6/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 772, 781/Lot# 794 $125.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828321272413395106097418209741152150519033332419058627683989212540
222828296316527339654365376787110331269163723793618474764698419107740
0000002733965436537678711033126916372379361847476469841900
0000003064535766977939221092138717702855390453047076915500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3618
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1903
Owner: CBC
 
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