Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,110,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.77 (8/27/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1938 50C MS obverse 1938 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1938-P Walker is the lowest mintage Philadelphia issue from 1934-1947 with only some 4.1 million struck. However, due to the extremely low mintage from Denver this year, the Philly issue is often overlooked. The Philadelphia issue is much easier to find in gem and above however.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1938 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 17.00 20.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 90.00 105 160 215 375 550 2375 18000 - -
$ - - 47.00 55.00 65.00 - 100.00 115 170 235 445 1225 3750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2267
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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10/8/1997 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0987, 987/Lot# 1530 $59.95
7/28/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York Bullet Sale #295, 295/Lot# 803 $195.50
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 461 $431.25
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 9779 $517.50
5/23/2011 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 586, 593/Lot# 268 $287.50
12/25/2011 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/25/2011, 150/Lot# 19003 $302.50
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7817 $82.25
7/7/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(1), 1237/Lot# 3636 $1,057.50


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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