Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,902,000
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: $6.73 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1929 S 50C MS obverse 1929 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As 1929 unfolded, the world economy fell apart. Interest rates climbed and the days of easy credit were over for the American people. Jobs were starting to become scarce, but most workers were still employed as 1929 drew to a close. No one knew how bad things were about to become for the next several years. It is obvious that this coin was set aside and somehow survived the vicissitudes that swept the worlds economies during these years. No doubt most coin collections were spent for food money as workers struggled to stay employed as the 1930s churned on.

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Price Guide

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1929 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.50 16.50 22.00 45.00 125 255 275 340 425 490 550 800 1250 1600 3100 6300 37500 - - -
$ - - 290 375 475 - - 925 1350 1950 3600 17000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 795
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
1/6/1996 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 F.U.N. Signature Sale #149, 149/Lot# 5514 $467.50
7/16/1997 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 0963, 963/Lot# 1428 $2,247.00
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 149 $718.75
5/12/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 246, 252/Lot# 733 $786.60
7/26/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 9211 $2,585.00
12/2/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131250/Lot# 28241 $270.25
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 123339 $1,650.00
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20306 $522.88
5/5/2014 PCGS AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20240 $176.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20283254127401544667835935106911521193135717351977315439627929101881289316096
2329397821844958572386898010971166124814831816236934235284868211090139610
0000005857238689801097116612481483181623693423528486821109000
00000062677990210241124117913021609189627623693660794351199100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: Walkerfan
 
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