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: $6.56 (1/20/2020)
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: 1/17/2020

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1918 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 25.00 35.00 75.00 220 260 300 385 455 650 715 1020 1500 3025 16850 70000 91000 - - -
$ - - - - 525 - - 1350 2150 4550 28000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 976
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
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: 1/14/2020 1918 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base671821442828193154131546129135234373----976
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-------------3112------16
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Total671821442828193154131546132136246373----992
 1 %1 %2 %2 %4 %3 %3 %2 %3 %5 %13 %1 %5 %13 %14 %25 %4 %0 %---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2432457214333949462984496911321233145018522483352161851051513281165532038624840
2736549620839153970188610231166130515842062282944097628114371437217831218710
0000005397018861023116613051584206228294409762811437143721783100
0000005847729271078119913781718227331755297907212359154621910800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3521
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 2483
Owner: Chuckachoo7
 
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