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: $9.43 (8/12/2020)
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: 8/7/2020

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1918 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 23.00 35.00 70.00 165 210 540 625 845 1050 1500 1750 2200 2750 4000 32500 91000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2300 3900 7000 36000 105000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 833
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: 8/11/2020 1918 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base4102437812933162347904347886222132----833
---------------2------2
-------------2-4-1----7
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Total4102437812933162347904348086228133----842
 0%1%3%4%10%3%4%2%3%6%11%0%4%10%10%27%2%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base729414327253964294911931303155218652124230225852885344782001179812313154111905223294
7911018636157374410301230138616561951218323962685307250319399119701334616625204660
0000001030123013861656195121832396268530725031939911970133461662500
00000011121266146917612038224324912785326066161059912141143781783800
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1865
Owner: 12manymornings
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 949
Owner: supertooth
 
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