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: $5.39 (8/1/2015)
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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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

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: 2/26/2015

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1923 S 50C MS
Base $ 15.50 18.50 45.00 140 480 1200 1375 1675 1825 2550 3250 4300 5800 18500 37000 81000 - - -
$ 550 1250 1500 1775 2025 2850 3600 4850 8250 25000 60000 - -

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Total Graded: 436
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
2/3/1995 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Bullet Sale #129, 129/Lot# 322 $1,430.00
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 7828 $2,070.00
6/24/2007 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2385, 2385/Lot# 1689 $257.60
9/19/2010 NGC MS 63   Goldberg $3,565.00
9/22/2010 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 9707 $373.75
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10450 $1,725.00
7/14/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 125841 $390.50
8/17/2014 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1188 $295.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 50C MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3838
Owner: JWalkers
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3264
Owner: skinny7569
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