Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,392,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.28 (11/19/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1927 S 50C MS obverse 1927 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In the aftermath of World War I, the U.S. Mint stopped production of Walking Liberty halves for three years. They resumed again, but only in San Francisco where nearly 2.4 million pieces struck. These coins suffered from quite poor quality, including weak strikes and bag marks. This lack of quality is evidenced in the NGC census, as only 39 coins have merited the grade of MS or above. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1927 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 18.00 27.00 65.00 240 520 565 725 1300 1425 1575 1800 2600 4050 12000 35000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 617
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1748 $4,140.00
7/31/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128, 1128/Lot# 1694 $29,900.00
5/9/2010 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2850, 2850/Lot# 2140 $460.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2819 $1,897.50
5/30/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 9167 $161.00
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122014 $348.70
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 856 $7,250.00
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3196 $4,406.25
9/7/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 September 7 - 10 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1259/Lot# 3868 $3,600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1927 50C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20283263183502793102112831433163317531852219025613099506275439723123381544119087
232942103289599869110813331500167317861965231427403753588982701059513372166560
00000086911081333150016731786196523142740375358898270105951337200
00000094511961383156617131819207724372920440867168996114661440700
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3099
Owner: Malibu Collector
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3099
Owner: Walkerfan
 
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