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: $5.70 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.50 16.50 20.00 42.00 135 135 245 265 330 450 490 535 750 1100 1575 3300 6500 35000 - - -
$ 165 255 290 365 480 515 565 825 1250 1750 4100 16250 55000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 776
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5129


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5/5/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 7664 $3,105.00
9/20/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #12, 16/Lot# 248 $3,277.50
12/12/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 2157 $1,006.25
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2621 $1,035.00
11/28/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26121, 26121/Lot# 11348 $2,740.00
4/28/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2522, 2522/Lot# 1532 $2,408.00
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
6/8/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 179024 $253.66


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20283254127401544667835935106911521193135717351977315439627929101881289316096
2229397821844858572386897910961165124714831815236934235284868211089139600
0000005857238689791096116512471483181523693423528486821108900
00000062677990110241124117913021609189627613692660694351199100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: JWalkers
 
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