Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,110,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.83 (12/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1938 50C MS obverse 1938 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1938 remains an overlooked and underappreciated issue in the 1934-1947 series. It is by far the scarcest P-mint in that series and it is comparable in rarity to several mintmarked issues. The problem is the 1938 lives in the shadow of the much lower mintage 1938-D.

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Last Updated: 12/3/2014

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1938 50C MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2178
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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12/21/2014 MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 835, 844/Lot# 1172


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2/27/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 76, 81/Lot# 603 $437.00
1/8/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131203/Lot# 22365 $89.00
8/15/2012 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3330, 3330/Lot# 1563 $95.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4724 $1,703.75
6/16/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20425 $123.38
8/31/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 208723 $148.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1516 $1,667.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828324510215520123427530432035147156384411032926423456787458
22282829366411917021224728430933039150165693017103362471562710
00000011917021224728430933039150165693017103362471500
000000137185223261294314340431532750101623183798519600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2926
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2926
Owner: Anonymous10
 
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