Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,634,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.58 (1/20/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1918 50C MS obverse 1918 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

America's entry into The Great War in 1917 accelerated an already overheated economy, and the demand for additional coins was seemingly endless. This resulted in a huge mintage of 1917(P) halves and slightly more than half as many at the Philadelphia MInt during 1918. This issue was quite well made overall, and even gems are fairly plentiful.

The broad borders of 1916-17 half dollars narrowed just a bit for 1918, a reflection of the new obverse hub with sharpened features to the upper portion of Liberty's flag gown. Not addressed in this change was the poor definition of the flag's red stripes (indicated by closely spaced lines), and this would not be fixed until 1921.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1918 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 22.00 45.00 85.00 180 285 310 390 540 615 740 845 1300 2100 4400 18800 - - - -
$ - - 325 - 550 - - - 1350 2300 7300 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 845
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 1918 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1169431736232335104-4883961961177----845
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---------------75-----12
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Total1169431736232335104-4883962031227----857
 0 %0 %1 %1 %5 %2 %4 %3 %3 %4 %12 %-6 %10 %11 %24 %14 %1 %---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24323781248575680776946104811861271133315471707212433825285697690381152014474
27345213735761071283398010941214129214041600184625434016584976639865125050
0000007128339801094121412921404160018462543401658497663986500
000000744889101411401243131214761654198529634651641283511069300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3382
Owner: thehorseboy
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2124
Owner: Walkerfan
 
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