Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,178,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.82 (12/27/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1923 S 50C MS obverse 1923 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Based on its relatively high mintage of 2.178 million pieces, one might think the 1923-S Walking Liberty half dollar would not be a difficult coin to obtain. The 1923-S, however, was the only half dollar produced between 1921 and 1927. It was thus in great demand in the channels of commerce, making high grade pieces, including Extremely Fine, About Uncirculated, and Mint State, difficult to acquire today. Gem and better coins are especially elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/2/2014

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1923 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.50 18.50 45.00 140 480 480 1200 1375 1675 1825 2100 2550 3250 4300 5800 18500 37500 81000 - - -
$ 550 1250 1500 1775 2025 2250 2850 3600 4850 8250 25000 59000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 422
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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8/22/2005 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 2082, 2082/Lot# 1338 $78.40
11/16/2009 NGC F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 428, 434/Lot# 503 $71.30
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1368 $3,795.00
9/6/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(2), 1174/Lot# 4014 $3,818.75
7/14/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 125871 $165.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2259 $19,975.00
11/15/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1190/Lot# 33850 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28415414336692512391494172618652053216922742797326438386385820011324142421768221702
32458321755210291324157117721927209122042448295234554687699092411229615388190220
000000132415711772192720912204244829523455468769909241122961538800
0000001409164818181990213022392622310836465536759510282132691653500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3838
Owner: JWalkers
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3264
Owner: skinny7569
 
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