Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,853,040
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: $6.93 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 D 50C MS obverse 1918 D 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1918-D Walking Liberty Half had a relatively large mintage of some 3.8 million coins. However, it seems that enterprising Denver Mint employees purposefully set the spacing between the dies slightly farther apart to extend die life. The net result is approximately 3.8 million coins with terribly weak strikes. This, plus the fact that not many were saved, makes this a very rare coin in gem. To date, NGC has only graded 14 coins in MS65 or higher.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1918 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.50 19.00 45.00 110 285 570 690 940 1400 1575 1800 2300 3450 5600 31000 75000 - - - -
$ 320 - 750 1050 1450 - 1950 3000 4300 7500 37500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 762
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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10/5/2016 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1240/Lot# 3857


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6/18/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1449, 1449/Lot# 1456 $1,782.00
7/27/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 8518 $17,250.00
5/5/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 7622 $1,380.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1300 $9,775.00
12/12/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #66, 71/Lot# 612 $6,900.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2093 $4,680.00
6/29/2014 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 204343 $16.00
3/13/2015 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3525, 6094/Lot# 22193 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2837541513667649971193147616391855198521022483330743987361970212313154111905223294
31438622349984210621287153017111898202422292758367153868141105721334616625204660
0000001062128715301711189820242229275836715386814110572133461662500
0000001128138215851783194220632356303240346373892211443143781783800
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1639
Owner: thehorseboy
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 997
Owner: Doc's Walkers
 
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