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: $6.92 (9/29/2016)
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 Walking Liberty half had a relatively low mintage of only about 3.8 million pieces. Weak strikes plagued the Walking Liberty half series, especially those struck in San Francisco. Because of this, the 1935-S Walker is quite difficult to find in the grade MS66 or above.

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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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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 870
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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10/4/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131640/Lot# 21237
10/4/2016 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131640/Lot# 21923
10/5/2016 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(2), 1240/Lot# 3885


Auction Prices Realized

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5/17/1999 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1164, 1164/Lot# 1586 $81.75
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2225 $2,012.50
11/18/2012 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/18/2012, 49/Lot# 84357 $31.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1181/Lot# 4924 $4,406.25
11/17/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 304 $190.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4712 $3,818.75
7/4/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21307 $632.15
7/18/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21170 $632.15


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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