Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,853,040
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.14 (11/14/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1918 D 50C MS obverse 1918 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The typical 1918-D half dollar is poorly struck at its centers, but this issue is not especially rare in Mint State. Only at the gem level does it abruptly become a significant rarity.

While not a true variety, some 1918-D halves are seen with the designer's AW monogram polished off of the reverse die. This die state carries a modest premium.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2019

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1918 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.95 33.00 68.00 160 305 545 625 845 1090 1500 1750 2200 2750 4000 32500 91000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2300 3900 7000 36000 105000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 823
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
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: 11/12/2019 1918 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base482435782832162246904347985224122----823
---------------2------2
-------------2-3-1----6
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Total482435782832162246904348185229123----831
 0 %1 %3 %4 %9 %3 %4 %2 %3 %6 %11 %0 %4 %10 %10 %28 %1 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1741 $6,612.50
4/13/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2189, 2189/Lot# 1115 $2,688.00
8/28/2006 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 102, 107/Lot# 602 $448.50
6/26/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 1094 $6,325.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2093 $4,680.00
8/30/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3149 $2,585.00
6/29/2014 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204343 $1.00
10/31/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3506, 6060/Lot# 22145 $910.63
2/22/2018 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1272/Lot# 8394 $1,560.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2837541513667649971193147616391855198521022483330743987361970212313154111905223294
31438622349984210621287153017111898202422292758367153868141105721334616625204660
0000001062128715301711189820242229275836715386814110572133461662500
0000001128138215851783194220632356303240346373892211443143781783800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1855
Owner: 12manymornings
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1639
Owner: thehorseboy
 
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