Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,902,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.30 (8/30/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
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1929 S 50C MS obverse 1929 S 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

As 1929 unfolded, the world economy fell apart. Interest rates climbed and the days of easy credit were over for the American people. Jobs were starting to become scarce, but most workers were still employed as 1929 drew to a close. No one knew how bad things were about to become for the next several years. It is obvious that this coin was set aside and somehow survived the vicissitudes that swept the worlds economies during these years. No doubt most coin collections were spent for food money as workers struggled to stay employed as the 1930s churned on.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/3/2014

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1929 S 50C MS
Base $ 14.50 16.50 20.00 42.00 135 245 265 330 450 535 750 1100 1575 3300 6500 35000 - - -
$ 165 255 290 365 480 565 825 1250 1750 4100 16250 55000 -

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Total Graded: 775
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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9/20/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1224/Lot# 4452

Auction Prices Realized

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9/3/1997 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0977, 977/Lot# 1469 $250.70
9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 447 $3,220.00
12/12/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 2157 $1,006.25
8/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(2), 1173/Lot# 3988 $998.75
4/28/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 749, 758/Lot# 638 $1,250.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2263 $3,818.75
2/16/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171828 $3,190.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4652 $2,115.00
10/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3595 $1,292.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 S 50C MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: CBC
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: JWalkers
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