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: $6.03 (4/28/2015)
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: 12/2/2014

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1918 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 18.00 20.00 43.00 95.00 235 290 380 460 725 1275 1950 3675 18250 52500 - - - -
$ 125 250 325 425 550 875 1450 2650 4250 35250 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 887
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/20/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1042, 1042/Lot# 1543 $9,116.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2214 $4,140.00
5/27/2009 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 7945 $431.25
10/24/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 630, 637/Lot# 1215 $13,995.50
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 8470 $763.75
12/5/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 8075 $367.78
1/5/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 159643 $297.00
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5591 $2,848.20


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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