Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,552,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.23 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1939 S 50C MS obverse 1939 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1939-S can be located through MS66 without too much difficulty, MS67 pieces are more elusive, and anything finer is virtually unobtainable.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1939 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 18.00 32.00 32.00 70.00 78.00 88.00 120 150 160 170 200 250 340 575 1850 - - -
$ 37.00 75.00 83.00 100.00 135 160 170 180 215 275 400 950 6250 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1914
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/28/1999 PCGS MS 67   Teletrade Auction 1180, 1180/Lot# 1548 $972.00
3/30/2004 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24041, 24041/Lot# 13294 $2,137.85
5/2/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #37, 41/Lot# 1090 $977.50
4/28/2009 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 8388 $373.75
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1852 $4,600.00
3/30/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 182353 $70.40
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4093 $405.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828378517926533337843747750253260766184411032147303841785608
222828315311620728734839745048551255762572293014512444341846540
00000020728734839745048551255762572293014512444341800
000000236310363417463493522582643783101617992741379800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2147
Owner: martinlowens
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2147
Owner: thehorseboy
 
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