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: $8.23 (11/28/2020)
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 85.00 180 285 315 385 540 615 740 925 1300 2000 4400 20000 - - - -
$ - - 325 - 550 - - - 1350 2300 7300 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 859
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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: 11/24/2020 1918 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12109461936262337103-4885972001107----859
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---------------75-----12
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Total12109461936262337103-4885972071157----871
 0%0%1%1%5%2%4%3%3%4%12%-6%10%11%24%13%1%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45598918332057568479383897411931290143815521969252536016658697690381152014474
5069120229405611720808883104712251339147616912154288446206764766398651250515198
0000007208088831047122513391476169121542884462067647663986500
00000075782392911201258138915141830234032425639687083511069300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3601
Owner: thehorseboy
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2525
Owner: HTX
 
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