Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,001,200
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.29 (5/27/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 1/9/2017

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1929 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 17.00 23.00 45.00 100.00 200 235 310 365 415 465 650 850 1350 2950 5850 - - - -
$ - - - - 370 - - - 900 1800 3750 10500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 896
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
8/13/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 3497 $2,156.25
9/4/2011 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1371 $1,438.00
12/12/2011 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3188, 3188/Lot# 2432 $80.00
2/7/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1182/Lot# 4262 $2,820.00
9/8/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7127 $160.00
10/12/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225702 $50.00
5/31/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3532, 6101/Lot# 20406 $528.75
7/7/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3626 $3,525.00
3/19/2017 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131713/Lot# 27245 $352.50


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: supertooth
 
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