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: $6.43 (1/23/2020)
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 In any case, these taxes were soon repealed.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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Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1919 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 38.00 82.00 165 425 815 1150 1250 1820 2300 2300 2800 3200 3750 4500 10000 22500 57500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 5800 11650 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 631
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
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: 1/21/2020 1919 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base3275972952519111724401134554823311----631
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Total3275972952519111724401134554833311----632
 0 %4 %9 %11 %15 %4 %3 %2 %3 %4 %6 %0 %2 %7 %9 %13 %5 %2 %---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base67891273428201193138115471717182119662056245129003225365044095460631782371056013335
74102199501944125614361604175218691996218826013008336739034759574669579011114850
0000001436160417521869199621882601300833673903475957466957901100
0000001492166017861918202623192750311735084156511060317597978600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4409
Owner: PKOENIG
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3225
Owner: davidmckay
 
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