Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,854,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.29 (9/4/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1935 S 50C MS obverse 1935 S 50C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1935-S has a similar mintage (3.8 million coins) to the 1934-S. It is not, however, as rare in Mint State. When compared to later dates in this series, nevertheless, the '35-S is a scarce coin in grades above the Choice BU level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/3/2014

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1935 S 50C MS
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 19.00 37.00 105 125 155 225 315 385 465 900 2750 4950 26000 - - -
$ 47.00 115 140 180 250 330 410 600 1050 3450 7600 50000 -

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Total Graded: 857
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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6/1/1996 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 7104 $682.00
1/28/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 6071 $4,600.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2227 $1,898.00
8/4/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2901, 2901/Lot# 1343 $47.00
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(2), 1154/Lot# 4453 $2,990.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10470 $1,725.00
12/30/2012 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 91940 $31.00
2/7/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1182/Lot# 4267 $1,292.50
10/20/2013 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 771 $64.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1935 S 50C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3594
Owner: mtayl03
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1427
Owner: CBC
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