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: $5.74 (12/17/2014)
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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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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 19.00 37.00 37.00 105 125 155 225 280 315 385 465 900 2750 4950 26000 - - -
$ 47.00 115 140 180 250 300 330 410 600 1050 3450 7600 50000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 860
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/27/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 February Long Beach Signature Sale #314, 314/Lot# 6972 $1,207.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2225 $2,012.50
2/15/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69024, 69024/Lot# 64203 $2,185.00
10/17/2010 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2943, 2943/Lot# 1443 $97.75
12/30/2012 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/30/2012, 55/Lot# 91940 $31.00
2/24/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 100595 $88.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2270 $3,818.75
9/8/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7246 $235.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1935 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828321272683894945606487057878841138142728023594671087151113414016
2228282963174308424516589667732819968123418853066463273789521120940
00000030842451658966773281996812341885306646327378952100
0000003484595386186867598511053133023433330567180461032700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3594
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1427
Owner: CBC
 
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