Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,178,000
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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1923 S 50C MS obverse 1923 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The high mintages of 1917-20 and the recession of 1921-22 stalled further half dollar production until the latter months of 1923. The San Francisco Mint alone coined this denomination, and the two million pieces struck in 1923 were enough to supply the demand through 1926.

Though plentiful in well worn condition, examples grading VF and higher are moderately scarce. AU and MS coins are quite elusive and typically reveal so-so strikes. Gems are rare, probably more so than the Census numbers indicate.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1923 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 24.00 34.00 55.00 145 540 1540 1710 1550 1950 2200 2600 3200 4600 5550 19250 36500 85000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 4750 6400 24500 50000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 506
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
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: 12/1/2020 1923 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base18233482212217925412193656802451---506
---------------1------1
--------------11------2
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Total18233482212217925412193657822451---509
 0%2%5%7%16%4%4%3%2%5%8%0%4%7%11%16%5%1%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6398139423489119315632154227425402923296031493592363941266263855911529142421768221702
75112234445724131617602194236326682935302332973608380148387028954912433153891902222787
000000176021942363266829353023329736083801483870289549124331538900
0000001957223424512795294830863444362339645551779410539133381653500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4126
Owner: Walkerfan
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2923
Owner: davidmckay
 
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