Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,552,000
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: $6.32 (10/20/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1939 S 50C MS obverse 1939 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1939-S can be located through MS66 without too much difficulty, MS67 pieces are more elusive, and anything finer is virtually unobtainable.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1939 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 18.00 32.00 32.00 70.00 78.00 88.00 120 150 160 170 200 250 340 575 1850 - - -
$ 37.00 75.00 83.00 100.00 135 160 170 180 215 275 400 950 6250 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1922
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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4/21/1997 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0938, 938/Lot# 1479 $185.30
5/31/2004 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 759 $489.00
8/7/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 99, 104/Lot# 733 $316.25
9/19/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26094, 26094/Lot# 12130 $164.45
6/10/2007 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2379, 2379/Lot# 1580 $532.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2762 $2,127.50
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10789 $211.50
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 191339 $280.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828378517926533337843747750253260766184411032147303841785608
222828315311620728734839745048551255762572293014512444341846540
00000020728734839745048551255762572293014512444341800
000000236310363417463493522582643783101617992741379800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2147
Owner: martinlowens
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2147
Owner: thehorseboy
 
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