Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 962,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.77 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1919 50C MS obverse 1919 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

World War I ended in November of 1918, but the accelerated wartime economy lasted for another year or more. This enhanced commercial activity is reflected in the very high mintages of most 1919-20 United States coins. The half dollar, however, was not needed in great numbers, as the wartime sales taxes that resulted in odd price totals made their greatest impact on small coins. In any case, these taxes were soon repealed.

With its relatively low mintage for the period the 1919 Philadelphia Mint half dollar was always a bit elusive in circulation. Problem-free examples grading Fine and higher have long been in strong demand. The supply of Mint State coins is fairly low across all grades, with gems being genuinely rare. On the plus side most 1919(P) halves are well struck, though only rarely is a coin of this type fully struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1919 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 82.00 165 305 610 945 1100 1300 1575 1700 2150 3050 4000 5250 9150 22500 57500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5800 11650 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 651
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1919 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3296576992420111725411144553843311----651
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Total3296576992420111725411144553843311----651
 0%4%10%12%15%4%3%2%3%4%6%0%2%7%8%13%5%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1151553115391028152116581839192423492643275429103103334536395158713810074105781142013335
1282073877021192156717181867206624472680280629743184344341455818811710242108591205814002
000000171818672066244726802806297431843443414558188117102421085900
000000177918962207254527172858303932643541465264789095104101113900
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 5158
Owner: PKOENIG
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3345
Owner: davidmckay
 
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