Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,551,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.54 (1/20/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1920 D 50C MS obverse 1920 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As in 1919 it was the Denver Mint that produced the scarcest half dollar for 1920. The low mintage of 1920-D half dollars reflects economic trouble that was already plaguing the Heartland, as farm commodity prices fell almost as soon as the 1914-18 war ended. Mintages remained high on the east and west coasts through 1920, but that would soon change.

The 1920-D half dollar is elusive in grades VF and higher, with Mint State examples being in very short supply. Gems are truly rare, as the NGC Census indicates. In any grade 1920-D halves are apt to be poorly struck with ill-defined details on the highest points of the design.

The repunched mintmark variety illustrated in Bruce Fox's book is almost certainly an example of simple strike doubling. There is no confirmation of an RPM for this entire series after 1916 until 1939.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1920 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 42.00 155 360 750 1220 1380 1670 2100 2250 2425 3375 5100 9000 19000 42500 - - - -
$ - - - - 2100 - - 3450 - 13750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 414
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: 1/14/2020 1920 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base2133265721420341323-7272974151----414
---------------5------5
---------------2------2
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Total2133265721420341323-7272981151----421
 0 %3 %8 %15 %17 %3 %5 %1 %1 %3 %5 %-2 %6 %7 %19 %4 %0 %---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base41548530476411681440166818261924206121472579292134704406623773979547121291519418798
456415845789912591516172118591970209022912693310437825016662481141040813151163950
000000151617211859197020902291269331043782501666248114104081315100
000000159217731891201521182435280732874094562770108830112681417200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2061
Owner: thehorseboy
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 1168
Owner: supertooth
 
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