Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,634,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.12 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 50C MS obverse 1918 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While generally available in circulated grades through the AU level, the 1918 is surprisingly elusive in Mint State for an issue with a respectable original mintage of 6.6 million pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1918 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 18.00 27.00 65.00 190 290 320 385 550 600 700 950 1275 1900 4600 14500 - - - -
$ 210 - 340 420 575 - 850 1000 1350 2350 6500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 783
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/29/2000 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1314, 1314/Lot# 1486 $790.25
5/30/2005 NGC MS 61   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 266 $633.00
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1177/Lot# 4029 $1,410.00
3/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 741, 750/Lot# 141 $1,350.00
5/25/2014 PCGS VF 25   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22352 $35.25
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 4057 $3,818.75
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 199053 $24.00
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 470 $2,115.00


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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