Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,652,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.53 (1/17/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1934 S 50C MS obverse 1934 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage is not particularly low the 1934-S half dollar is elusive in the higher grades of Mint State. Gems are in very limited supply, and precious few of these coins have decent strikes. It is the key issue to the "long, short set" of 1934-47.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1934 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 15.10 16.55 19.65 33.50 54.00 100.00 115 155 280 360 450 650 860 1300 3050 5000 23600 - - -
$ - - - - 290 - - - - 2150 3700 5500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 937
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, 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: 1/14/2020 1934 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-123251218222665142-3093112233111366---937
----------------132---6
---------------325----10
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Total-123251218222665142-3093112236114448---953
 -0 %0 %0 %3 %1 %2 %2 %3 %7 %15 %-3 %10 %12 %25 %12 %5 %1 %--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828321272413395106097418209741152150519033332419058627683989212540
232828296416527439654365376787110331270163823793618474764698419107750
0000002743965436537678711033127016382379361847476469841900
0000003064535766977949231093138717702856390453057076915600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3618
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3332
Owner: dabrown
 
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