Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,282,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.60 (8/15/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1918 S 50C MS obverse 1918 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With its generous mintage that was not exceeded until 18 years later, the 1918-S half dollar is quite common in worn condition and in the lower Mint State grades. Gems, however, are quite elusive. In addition, most 1918-S halves are rather poorly struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1918 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.75 25.00 35.00 75.00 220 260 300 385 455 650 715 975 1350 2600 16850 70000 91000 - - -
$ - - - - 525 - - 1350 2150 4550 28000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 989
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/11/2020 1918 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base672122463032193155129546130135235373----989
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-------------3114------18
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Total672122463032193155129546133136249373----1007
 1%1%2%2%5%3%3%2%3%5%13%0%5%13%14%25%4%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base459810214328866371574582096610731333141017252124302163771078811798165532038624840
639911619141368072577086910021160135915151858242341407847111251338317831218710
0000007257708691002116013591515185824234140784711125133831783100
0000007357959171037124613841620199127225258931811461149681910800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3021
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2124
Owner: Chuckachoo7
 
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