Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,120
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: $7.55 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1942 50C PF obverse 1942 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was the final Proof half dollar issue, with a total mintage of 21,120 coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1942 50C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 175 230 265 315 380 435 490 625 690 1025 4500 47500 -
$ - - - - - 280 350 415 465 565 635 735 1650 7500
1942 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4000 5350 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4166
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/9/2014 PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7878
8/9/2014 PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7876


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/25/2005 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 680 $711.85
4/10/2006 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2187, 2187/Lot# 1317 $700.00
9/10/2006 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2749 $575.00
9/10/2006 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2740 $586.50
5/30/2007 NGC PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2007 May/June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #438, 438/Lot# 1264 $2,990.00
10/14/2012 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 77458 $577.50
2/22/2013 NGC PF 68   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1483 $1,997.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base461500539584629678703729749764783798853949113011901271140416973418842810788
474513554599645686711735754770788816885100911501217131515012270508892140
000000711735754770788816885100911501217131515012270508800
000000720742759776793834917106911701244135915992844675800
1942 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base56060465370375481184087089391093194810101121132313911483163219593855927111798
57462066972077382085087789891793696810471188134514211532174125915660101130
0000008508778989179369681047118813451421153217412591566000
0000008608859049249429891084125513681452158218503223746500
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5088
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 3418
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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