Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 2,361,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.21 (11/30/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1934 D 50C MS obverse 1934 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This was the first emission of half dollars from the Denver Mint since 1929, not including the 1933-D Oregon Trail pieces made solely for collectors. While the Denver Mint would soon start producing the most consistently well struck coins of the three mints, this was not evident yet. The typical 1934-D half dollar displays an indifferent strike. Though many Mint State survivors are known, well struck gems are quite elusive.

Two mintmark styles are know for 1934-D halves. Reverse dies leftover from 1929's production feature the old Small D, while ones prepared specifically for 1934 reveal the new Large D first seen on the cents of 1933. There is no great difference in rarity between these varieties, so they are of only moderate interest to collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1934 D 50C MS
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Base $ 14.00 15.00 17.00 27.00 42.00 80.00 100.00 115 150 165 190 225 300 425 1300 2050 12750 - - -
$ - - - - 155 - - - - 550 1750 4750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1482
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 11/24/2020 1934 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--145315133042101133139259590209352---1482
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--------------1361----11
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Total--145315133042101133139260594215372---1495
 --0%0%0%0%1%1%2%3%7%0%2%9%17%40%14%2%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374145811232122883303453814635025275757939741589191160077009907811568
3842579515323730233535740847651054364885311791696327663417699990812146
0000003023353574084765105436488531179169632766341769900
0000003163403694364895195597209141384180446426675838800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1911
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1696
Owner: Moxking
 
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