Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,901
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.23 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1936 50C PF obverse 1936 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1936 was the first year in which proof coins were struck since 1915. Because of this, many ended up in the possession of non-numismatists who did not take proper care of the coins. This means that many 1936 proof Walkers show signs of mishandling. As with all Walking Liberty half dollar proofs, most have little to no cameo contrast, especially on the sun.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1936 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 575 785 1200 1550 1700 1900 2550 3450 5000 11500 85000 - -
$ - - - - - - - 1800 2100 2900 4000 6250 18350 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1303
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
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11/4/2017 PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1261/Lot# 17212


Auction Prices Realized

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9/19/2005 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1754 $6,325.00
11/14/2005 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2118, 2118/Lot# 1581 $4,816.00
1/21/2010 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 447, 453/Lot# 7327 $4,715.00
8/11/2013 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132100 $4,345.00
1/26/2014 NGC PF 64   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1173 $2,585.00
6/27/2014 PCGS PF 66   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1475 $3,055.00
1/7/2015 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1216/Lot# 5159 $9,987.50
8/12/2015 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1223/Lot# 5249 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1936 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1451146115391584163116781726177618271878193119852271238125192913336339845684119061282516016
145414871554160016471694174317931844189619492080230824272650306335704551775812212138890
00000017431793184418961949208023082427265030633570455177581221200
00000017591810186119131967217623442473278232133777511798321251900
1936 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9269589901022105610911125116211981239148818862161226824012781321638175466115291242715545
9379691001103310681102113711741212132216211978219723122528292634164367748711828134660
00000011371174121213221621197821972312252829263416436774871182800
00000011501186122514051753206922322357265430713617491695081212800
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 5466
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 5466
Owner: silvervet
 
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