Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,152
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: $7.05 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1938 50C PF obverse 1938 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1938 saw some 8,152 proof Walking Liberty Halves struck. 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: 2/3/2016

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1938 50C PF
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1938 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9750 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1784
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
3/4/1995 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 1995 Atlanta Signature Sale #133, 133/Lot# 5517 $467.50
9/10/2006 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2654 $833.75
6/29/2009 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 388, 394/Lot# 468 $920.00
1/24/2012 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8767 $2,817.50
2/27/2012 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 3232, 3232/Lot# 1227 $700.00
8/8/2013 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(2), 1188/Lot# 4134 $1,057.50
1/26/2014 NGC PF 65   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1180 $588.00
5/11/2014 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/11/2014, 179/Lot# 192449 $748.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6006486977498068638949259569781008103010571138132114501639188621245665975612378
6166647147688258739049359639881015103910841199136415131721196533047029106300
000000904935963988101510391084119913641513172119653304702900
000000915946971998102310481111126014071576180420454485839200
1938 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7237768338939561022105710921128115311871212124213331539168318944876517254801069413495
741795853914978103410691104113611641195122212721402158717532888497552757218116280
0000001069110411361164119512221272140215871753288849755275721800
0000001080111611451176120412321303147016351824388250735377895600
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5665
Owner: First Strike Society
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 5665
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
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