Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,786,000
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: $7.05 (9/26/2016)
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: 2/3/2016

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1933 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.00 17.00 20.00 35.00 105 285 335 425 585 660 825 1075 1475 1950 3500 5600 17000 - - -
$ - - 365 460 620 - 900 1175 1600 2450 4250 9200 27500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 978
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 2999 $2,127.50
11/12/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2285, 2285/Lot# 1615 $3,696.00
12/8/2010 NGC Details AU Details  Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18404/Lot# 2215 $187.00
11/10/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 635, 642/Lot# 7293 $3,461.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24726 $843.65
2/25/2013 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3419, 3419/Lot# 2154 $110.00
7/7/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 122004 $214.50
9/13/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131538/Lot# 27166 $258.50


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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