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: $6.11 (12/12/2019)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/6/2019

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1937 D 50C MS
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Base $ 15.10 16.55 19.20 31.50 40.00 110 115 130 175 210 235 255 285 350 620 825 3750 19400 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 400 725 1300 13250 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1222
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: 12/10/2019 1937 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--12149168113471-1766109367328130381--1222
--------------11221---7
---------------2264---14
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Total--12149168113471-1766110370332138431--1243
 --0 %0 %1 %1 %1 %1 %1 %3 %6 %-1 %5 %9 %30 %27 %11 %3 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/4/2001 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1455, 1455/Lot# 1530 $207.10
11/15/2007 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 5900 $897.00
3/24/2010 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2010 March Fort Worth, TX Signature ANA US Coin Auction #1138, 1138/Lot# 1111 $2,530.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2521 $483.00
6/24/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58089 $29.00
  PCGS MS 66   Bonhams $1,521.00
12/6/2015 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131550/Lot# 25199 $193.88
6/1/2016 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10124 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1937 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2028282859131223304384434502546615655737844134518253418465862048100
23282838831622503314014575175696286827731011150523563831517368360
0000002503314014575175696286827731011150523563831517300
0000002773574174795315926427108081178166528874245568900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1825
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1825
Owner: thehorseboy
 
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