Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,902,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.40 (9/25/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1929 S 50C MS obverse 1929 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

On the eve of the Great Depression the San Francisco Mint produced nearly two million half dollars. This issue is quite common in all circulated grades, and even Mint State coins are plentiful in comparison to the other S-Mint halves of the 1920s. While most are less than fully struck, patience will reward the collector with one that is sharp for this coin type.

Though there are no true varieties for 1929-S, examples may be found on which the monogram AW has been polished off the die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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1929 S 50C MS
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Base $ 17.75 20.25 28.00 80.00 140 260 290 350 500 520 620 845 1090 1220 2625 5400 37500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1900 3400 16750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 942
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1929 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-418195529351737447122794113214130302---941
---------------1211---5
---------------1-51---7
-----------------1----1
Total-418195529351737447122794113216132374---954
 -0%2%2%6%3%4%2%4%5%7%0%3%10%12%23%14%4%0%--- 
1929 S 50C MS PL
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Base-------------1--------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base417289115304477609745802908113811661296155217901903282139528644101881289316096
51789817836252165476483798511471209138116311828220931985516915911090139610
0000006547648379851147120913811631182822093198551691591109000
00000070078387310611157125314671711186525153575708096731199100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1903
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1903
Owner: Walkerfan
 
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