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: $6.66 (2/25/2017)
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

The 1918-S Walking Liberty half dollar has a healthy mintage of some 10.2 million pieces. However, clearly it was not saved in many numbers as it is very scarce today. Even rarer is a full gem example with a good strike, as evidenced by the low NGC census pops, which show only 40 coins in gem or higher. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1918 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 21.00 25.00 55.00 105 235 290 370 490 600 725 1275 2150 3400 20500 70000 - - - -
$ - - - - 525 - - 1350 2300 4550 25000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 901
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/4/2006 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 1314 $195.50
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1356 $6,037.50
9/16/2012 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3347, 3347/Lot# 1613 $15.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2249 $30,550.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2305 $1,468.75
8/8/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4063 $2,115.00
12/8/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156300 $151.75


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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