Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,676,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.48 (11/26/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1937 D 50C MS obverse 1937 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Toward the end of 1937 the nation slid into a short but painful economic recession amid the seeming recovery from the Great Depression. This affected the Midwest first, as American agriculture had never fully recovered its lackluster years during the 1920s.

While in later years of this series the coins of the Denver Mint would be consistently the most well struck, this was still not true in 1937. While sharp coins may be found, they are in the minority. Certified gems of varying strike quality are available through MS-66, but the numbers drop off rapidly above that grade.

There are no varieties known for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1937 D 50C MS
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Base $ 13.00 15.50 18.00 32.00 40.00 100.00 105 135 170 190 215 250 295 375 650 975 3750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 400 725 1300 13250 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1235
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 11/24/2020 1937 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--121510178123569-1767112369329132391--1235
--------------11221---7
---------------12810---21
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Total--121510178123569-1767113371333142501--1263
 --0%0%1%1%1%1%1%3%5%-1%5%9%29%26%11%4%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1937 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37506372131163255395409450563642695735793908129615313345674073468100
415466921421943024004234885896607087548311037137421364477694275978505
0000003024004234885896607087548311037137421364477694200
0000003484044365256166777227748701167145327405608714400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3345
Owner: Macatak
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1531
Owner: mtayl03
 
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