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: $7.04 (4/23/2014)
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: 6/18/2013

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1939 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.65 17.83 18.11 20.13 20.70 20.70 61.20 66.00 75.60 81.60 140 150 162 194 225 325 475 1590 - - -
$ 23.00 69.00 74.00 85.00 91.00 157 168 181 220 250 360 520 1750 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1881
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11543
4/27/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11544


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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1/25/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2459 $816.50
12/8/2004 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1972, 1972/Lot# 1340 $374.00
3/27/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 621 $241.50
9/25/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131140/Lot# 22254 $195.50
12/8/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8643 $253.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2762 $2,127.50
12/1/2013 NGC MS 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 149748 $990.00


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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