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: $6.85 (8/29/2016)
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 the U.S. economy crashed in 1929, the need for coinage was stagnant. Therefore, only 1.9 million S-mint Walkers were struck this year, about the same as the prior year. They are often found weakly struck, as are most San Francisco Walkers. They are very rare in grades MS65 and above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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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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9/23/1998 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Bullet Sale #191, 191/Lot# 510 $550.00
7/18/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1461, 1461/Lot# 1562 $654.00
3/21/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #31, 35/Lot# 561 $4,830.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2622 $833.75
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10461 $2,185.00
2/2/2014 PCGS VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 168545 $41.00
12/14/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27119 $470.00


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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