Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,001,200
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.93 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1929 D 50C MS obverse 1929 D 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1929, the Denver Mint produced its first half dollars since 1921. Only about a million coins were produced, but many were not well circulated due to the stock market crash. However, they are quite rare in gem, and extremely rare in MS66 and above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1929 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.50 15.00 21.00 40.00 110 220 235 330 390 435 510 660 850 1400 2850 5750 - - - -
$ - - 255 365 425 - 535 725 1100 1700 3500 9000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 881
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/19/2001 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1519, 1519/Lot# 1380 $87.20
11/21/2002 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 6190 $517.50
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1565 $2,760.00
5/8/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 245, 251/Lot# 5847 $2,415.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(4), 1151/Lot# 5780 $3,220.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(2), 1171/Lot# 4081 $4,025.00
7/22/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131231/Lot# 28184 $79.00
11/3/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/03/2013, 99/Lot# 149363 $96.80
7/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21304 $2,203.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24324563123354502629760842951102110661256143819282900385252016873891311370
2736518320040354467378787897410361129131716012252321743025758755397320
00000054467378787897410361129131716012252321743025758755300
00000058771681591599810511193137717652576353547516316823300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1928
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1256
Owner: Doc's Walkers
 
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