Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 962,000
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: $7.39 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1919 50C MS obverse 1919 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Among Philadelphia Mint issues, only the 1916 and 1921 possess lower productions than the 1919, of which 962,000 pieces were struck. As such, it is a desirable and elusive date as far as early Walkers are concerned. In his book The Complete Guide to Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Fox assigns an R.4 rating ('Scarce. May or may not be available at larger shows') to MS63 Walking Liberty 1919 Philadelphia coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1919 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 28.00 45.00 95.00 315 675 925 1000 1275 1575 1775 2100 3250 3850 5100 8250 19750 52500 - - -
$ 700 - 1100 1375 1675 - 2250 3450 4200 5900 10250 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 567
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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11/21/2002 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 6166 $1,725.00
10/20/2007 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 2437, 2437/Lot# 1330 $23.00
10/2/2011 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/02/2011, 138/Lot# 18993 $517.00
10/17/2012 PCGS F 15   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24716 $81.65
5/11/2014 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 700 $260.00
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1502 $18,400.00
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5594 $3,525.00
10/25/2015 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131544/Lot# 21782 $105.75


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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