Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,624,000
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 (1/17/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1920 S 50C MS obverse 1920 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint produced a generous quantity of half dollars during 1920, and worn examples of this issue are quite common. Collectors had long sought all S-Mint coins, and this led to a disproportionate survival rate for lower grade pieces. Only in grades VF and higher does the 1920-S half become scarce. Mint State coins are more available than for the rare 1920-D entry, but most are poorly struck. Gems of this date/mint are very scarce and may include coins that are not well struck or were made from eroded and clashed dies. A fully struck example from fresh dies is extremely rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1920 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.35 28.00 56.00 165 355 650 700 845 1150 1310 1620 2375 3450 4375 18000 45500 72500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 531
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 1920 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base49143071162114152754-1941559238101---531
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Total49143071162114152754-19435510338111---545
 1 %2 %3 %6 %13 %3 %4 %3 %3 %5 %10 %-3 %8 %10 %19 %7 %2 %0 %--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1920 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base283750102342764949111013231450162117252033252530383672586275798925113851431317766
314167182483826100311811365150716561828219726963249440264348028974512361154640
00000010031181136515071656182821972696324944026434802897451236100
000000105612521408156416901930236128673461513270078476105651333700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4402
Owner: thehorseboy
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3672
Owner: Spirit_Traveler
 
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