Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,614,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.13 (1/27/2021)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1936 50C MS obverse 1936 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Not since the wartime year of 1917 had so many half dollars been coined, and this was a sign of increased economic activity following the grim years of 1930-33. Well struck examples of the 1936(P) half dollar are readily available, as are gems through the grade of MS-66. Coins grading higher are in lesser supply, but enough have been certified to satisfy the demand from advanced collectors.

There are several doubled-die obverse varieties for this issue, but the only one that brings a premium is FS-101 (DDO-003). This is easily spotted by the broad vertical separation of the two date images.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1936 50C MS
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Base $ 13.00 14.00 18.50 20.00 22.00 25.00 26.00 32.00 40.00 45.00 55.00 65.00 75.00 105 215 370 1100 8500 - -
$ - - - - 42.00 - - - 80.00 110 235 490 3850 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3752
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/26/2021 1936 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-362341281747153-351663641057119055911214--3752
---------------1-24---7
--------------1721620---46
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Total-362341281747153-351663651065119257713614--3805
 -0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%4%-1%4%10%28%31%15%4%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base375054768189941021111311631832202552783816209411799481761668054
4151617884919710511814217019523226331246172712272805526767958457
0000009710511814217019523226331246172712272805526700
0000009910812415217620824327034754083415133811571600
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 4817
Owner: DHM
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1799
Owner: CBC
 
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