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: $6.52 (2/20/2017)
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 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: 1/9/2017

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1918 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 20.00 40.00 120 270 545 640 890 1200 1475 1650 2150 3600 6100 32500 95000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 759
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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2/19/2017 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1252/Lot# 7632


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9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1741 $6,612.50
5/21/2008 PCGS G 6   Teletrade Auction 2532, 2532/Lot# 1345 $14.00
7/12/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 8700 $301.30
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2093 $4,680.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2248 $30,550.00
12/5/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 8073 $998.75
6/29/2014 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204343 $1.00
9/7/2014 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 856 $1,100.00


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: supertooth
 
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