Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,964,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.94 (10/24/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1934 50C MS obverse 1934 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The emergency programs enacted during the first year of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's first year in office gave a much needed boost to the nation's crippled economy, and renewed commerce led to a very sudden increase in the demand for fresh coin. Though it would seem small by later standards, the nearly seven million half dollars coined at the Philadelphia Mint during 1934 was testament to the optimism then prevailing.

From 1934 onward there are no scarce coins in this series, though there remain relative differences in availability. This issue is plentiful across all grades through MS-67, and many examples are quite sharply struck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1934 50C MS
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Base $ 14.00 15.00 15.50 17.00 21.00 32.00 38.00 45.00 60.00 80.00 90.00 100.00 125 135 400 610 1375 6500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 130 150 425 725 2000 18000

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2700
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1934 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-11-368714511921412273797855962779813--2700
---------------1-321--7
---------------261371--29
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Total-11-3687145119214122737978860229310715--2736
 -0%0%-0%0%0%0%1%2%7%0%1%8%14%29%22%11%4%1%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37545963728511113115518323730433636643746399012841903437555057246
435660667694118139164201259315346390446639108814902727475260850
000000118139164201259315346390446639108814902727475200
000000124147174219282325356413454814118616973551512800
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 4752
Owner: DHM
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1903
Owner: CBC
 
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