Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,372,000
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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1920 50C MS obverse 1920 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though World War I had ended in 1918 the United States economy remained on overdrive well into 1920. This is clearly reflected in the large mintages of coins for that period.

This issue is fairly common in well worn condition, with XF and AU coins being only slightly scarce. Mint State survivors are likewise common in the lesser grades. Gems are seldom fully struck, but there are enough coins certified as MS-65 that advanced collectors will have no trouble locating a desirable example.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1920 50C MS
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Base $ 16.00 20.00 30.00 55.00 90.00 160 200 235 425 450 525 625 875 1375 4550 13500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 950 1600 5500 21000 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 911
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1920 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-6992881981434122549123166263426----911
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---------------5-11---7
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Total-69928819814341225491231662684371---919
 -1%1%1%3%1%2%1%2%4%13%1%5%13%18%29%5%1%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41638112322033643752762069510281066120613031583203336575836722293361187614895
486995155259370467558645806104111131238139617332574438362987927101831288215640
0000004675586458061041111312381396173325744383629879271018300
0000004975896709171053115912711490188331165110676086311102900
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1583
Owner: clarkbar04
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1583
Owner: supertooth
 
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