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: $6.11 (9/21/2017)
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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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 782
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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2/12/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0919, 919/Lot# 1423 $218.00
5/29/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 303 $805.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2747 $690.00
2/17/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 96098 $110.00
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 2093 $4,680.00
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1210/Lot# 3579 $1,175.00
10/10/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20251 $258.50
12/28/2014 NGC VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 836, 845/Lot# 461 $275.00
9/7/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1239/Lot# 5530 $15,293.80


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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