Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,854,000
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: $7.29 (7/29/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1935 S 50C MS obverse 1935 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1935-S has a similar mintage (3.8 million coins) to the 1934-S. It is not, however, as rare in Mint State. When compared to later dates in this series, nevertheless, the '35-S is a scarce coin in grades above the Choice BU level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1935 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 19.00 37.00 100.00 115 130 200 280 315 385 465 950 2750 4950 26000 - - -
$ - - 125 140 225 - 330 410 600 1150 3400 7600 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 869
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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8/14/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(6), 1238/Lot# 7813


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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 750 $4,600.00
8/20/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2247, 2247/Lot# 1271 $812.00
9/17/2007 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 178, 184/Lot# 446 $126.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2487, 2487/Lot# 1742 $672.00
3/24/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 8418 $488.75
12/8/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 8584 $632.50
2/3/2013 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 98977 $21.02
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4087 $793.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1935 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828321272683894945606487057878841138142728023594671087151113414016
2328282964174308424516589667732819969123418853066463373789521120950
00000030842451658966773281996912341885306646337378952100
0000003494595386196867608521053133123443330567180471032800
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3594
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1427
Owner: CBC
 
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