Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,786,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.24 (5/25/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1933 S 50C MS obverse 1933 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint halted the production of the half dollar for three years following the stock market crash of 1929. There simply wasn't a need for more half dollars in circulation at the time. When production resumed in 1933, it was only at the San Francisco facility. Surprisingly, this year the San Francisco mint put out arguably its best Walkers ever, with good strikes and high quality. Even so, they are still tough to find over the gem grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1933 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 19.00 24.00 40.00 100.00 290 345 435 580 660 835 1150 1550 2050 3700 6250 16250 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 989
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/4/2003 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1719, 1719/Lot# 1030 $1,155.00
11/4/2004 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 6952 $14,087.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 2999 $2,127.50
5/5/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 244, 250/Lot# 763 $414.00
12/8/2010 NGC Details AU Details  Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2215 $187.00
6/5/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 8285 $558.13
7/14/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 125859 $54.88
3/9/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175951 $40.00
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 485 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1933 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base243241596725551571793610631231133314721668197722613212403655937354949512066
2735476213034258279097811191265137915371771207225783487455561808068103520
0000005827909781119126513791537177120722578348745556180806800
00000065086310211175129914261603187421662895376150746767878100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2261
Owner: Walkerfan
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1231
Owner: Rick's Keepers
 
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