Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,152
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: $5.93 (11/27/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1938 50C PF obverse 1938 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Breen, in his Encyclopedia of U. S. and Colonial Coins, writes that this was a new hub year, with more detail showing on the drapery on Liberty's right arm below the stars. Also, two nearly vertical rays touch the flag, as opposed to one on the earlier hub. This new hub continued through 1947.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1938 50C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 365 380 435 485 535 650 815 1000 1450 12500 - -
$ - - - - - 400 450 500 575 700 875 1125 2100 -
1938 50C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1772
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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5/31/2004 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 755 $977.50
7/20/2005 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2068, 2068/Lot# 1531 $935.00
10/13/2011 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 8772 $747.50
2/28/2012 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3484 $546.25
2/3/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7920 $700.30
5/11/2014 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 192449 $748.00
8/17/2014 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 817, 826/Lot# 1296 $695.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6006486977498068638949259569781008103010571138132114501639188621245665975612378
6166647147688258739049359639881015103910841199136415131721196533047029106300
000000904935963988101510391084119913641513172119653304702900
000000915946971998102310481111126014071576180420454485839200
1938 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7237768338939561022105710921128115311871212124213331539168318944876517254801069413495
741795853914978103410691104113611641195122212721402158717532888497552757218116280
0000001069110411361164119512221272140215871753288849755275721800
0000001080111611451176120412321303147016351824388250735377895600
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5665
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 5665
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
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