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: $5.25 (8/28/2015)
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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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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 437
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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9/20/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1224/Lot# 4445


Auction Prices Realized

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9/19/2010 NGC MS 63   Goldberg $3,565.00
11/29/2012 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1177/Lot# 4038 $1,116.25
7/21/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 125918 $880.00
9/16/2013 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3448, 3448/Lot# 1608 $80.00
8/17/2014 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1188 $295.00
10/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1210/Lot# 8024 $646.25
1/23/2015 PCGS VF 35   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3518, 6087/Lot# 20128 $246.75


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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