Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,552,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.16 (9/23/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1919 S 50C MS obverse 1919 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1919, the United States was just emerging from the first World War. This caused a slowdown in the markets, which meant fewer coins were needed. Therefore, mintages of circulating coinage fell precipitously in 1919 across all three mints.

The San Francisco Mint struck more half dollars than either of the other branches in 1919, with some 1.5 million coins struck. However, strikes were weak, and many coins circulated. Therefore, the San Francisco issue is harder to find in gem than the Philadelphia issues, but is much easier than Denver.

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Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1919 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 35.00 90.00 305 975 1825 2150 2800 3350 3650 4450 6250 9450 12750 22750 40000 58000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 7000 10100 15300 23750 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 501
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1743 $14,375.00
6/12/2008 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 256, 262/Lot# 5548 $948.75
12/12/2010 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2976, 2976/Lot# 1640 $63.25
9/2/2012 NGC F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131237/Lot# 20943 $62.00
2/17/2013 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 96656 $38.50
8/30/2013 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3152 $1,850.63
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5271 $23,500.00
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32184 $558.13
10/3/2016 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1240/Lot# 3867 $2,702.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1919 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base547213131488116391985227426042797305832163502412349495598672877189502120751513018723
6092192503113417542081238426682884311133113709439851655975705883131036013093163280
000000208123842668288431113311370943985165597570588313103601309300
000000217824942733297131633407391646745382635173888907112171411200
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4123
Owner: skinny7569
 
Grade: XF 45
Points: 1985
Owner: supertooth
 
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