Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,110,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.70 (2/23/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1938 50C MS obverse 1938 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With the nation in economic recession the mintage of half dollars at Philadelphia fell to less than half of 1937's total. Though noticeably more scarce than other P-Mint halves of this decade 1938(P) is certainly not rare. The saving of BU rolls was well established by this time. Examples are plentiful through MS-66.

A new obverse hub was introduced this year, and it is most noticeable in the greater depth and sharpness of the sun's rays.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/21/2020

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1938 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 15.00 16.00 18.00 26.50 37.00 40.00 45.00 55.00 70.00 85.00 105 155 180 300 520 1950 17000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 170 210 360 790 4500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2395
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
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: 2/18/2020 1938 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2581071111937106-22117223724775287401--2395
----------------1-----1
--------------16572---21
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Total-2581071111937106-22117224730781294421--2417
 -0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%2%4%-1%5%9%30%32%12%2%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828324510215520123427530432035147156384411032926423456787458
23282829366412017021224828530933039150265793017113362471562710
00000012017021224828530933039150265793017113362471500
000000137186223261294315341431532750101723183798519700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2926
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2926
Owner: Anonymous10
 
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