Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,282,000
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: $7.31 (7/28/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 S 50C MS obverse 1918 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Mint records indicate that 10.2 million Half Dollars were produced at the San Francisco mint in 1918. Yet, the 1918-S is seldom offered in any Mint State grade, let alone at the MS65 level. Either the official mintage figure is incorrect (which is highly unlikely) or the '18-S was not preserved in significant numbers at the time of issue (which is most certainly the case). Strike is also a factor in explaining the high grade rarity of this early S-mint Walker.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1918 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 18.00 20.00 45.00 105 245 310 385 460 565 690 1350 1950 3100 24450 49000 - - - -
$ 125 - 325 425 515 - 800 1450 2650 5000 33500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 900
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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3/24/2004 NGC G 6   Teletrade Auction 1861, 1861/Lot# 1142 $26.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1481 $14,375.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2214 $4,140.00
10/23/2008 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 7855 $299.00
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(2), 1154/Lot# 4419 $2,070.00
1/24/2012 NGC VF 30   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 5354 $287.50
6/2/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 110689 $346.50
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 345 $2,828.00
10/11/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131542/Lot# 25548 $352.50


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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