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: $6.16 (9/21/2017)
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: 996
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/4/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 7403 $2,530.00
5/30/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 268 $1,380.00
6/12/2006 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2218, 2218/Lot# 1312 $1,120.00
2/5/2009 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 331, 337/Lot# 5813 $414.00
12/8/2010 NGC Details AU Details  Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2215 $187.00
1/27/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 91937 $66.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7256 $764.93
2/17/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131309/Lot# 20734 $108.10


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: davidmckay
 
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