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: $6.26 (10/19/2017)
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

The 1934-S Walking Liberty half has a mintage that is almost double that of the 1933-S. However, it often comes weakly struck, as evidenced by the low populations in the NGC census above MS65.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1934 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 15.00 17.00 21.00 40.00 105 115 155 280 325 425 625 925 1400 3400 5000 21000 - - -
$ - - - - 290 - - - - 2150 3700 5500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 884
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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5/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2372, 2372/Lot# 1764 $1,232.00
9/17/2007 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 178, 184/Lot# 443 $138.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2222 $2,875.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1797 $4,312.50
12/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131250/Lot# 28894 $152.75
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98723 $110.00
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7540 $851.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 50C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828321272413395106097418209741152150519033332419058627683989212540
232828296416527439654365376787110331270163823793618474764698419107750
0000002743965436537678711033127016382379361847476469841900
0000003064535766977949231093138717702856390453057076915600
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3618
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1903
Owner: CBC
 
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