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: $6.20 (5/23/2015)
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: 852
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Auction House
Sale / Lot
7/31/1993 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Sale #107, 107/Lot# 6404 $1,375.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 66   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1991 $604.00
1/17/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2997, 2997/Lot# 1395 $97.75
2/10/2011 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 557, 564/Lot# 7389 $327.75
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
6/5/2013 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1186/Lot# 4172 $2,585.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1192/Lot# 3439 $2,585.00
5/18/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 191704 $14.00

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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