Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,152
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.18 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 1/9/2017

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1938 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 310 365 405 435 465 530 600 725 875 1300 11500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 625 775 1000 1700 -
1938 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1779
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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11/4/2017 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 19783
11/4/2017 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 19784
11/4/2017 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 19785


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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4/2/2000 NGC PF 67   Teletrade Auction 1290, 1290/Lot# 1241 $891.00
5/29/2011 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 848 $1,380.00
9/18/2011 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/18/2011, 136/Lot# 17593 $935.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3473 $1,006.25
4/22/2012 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/22/2012, 19/Lot# 47054 $700.80
6/9/2013 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 755, 764/Lot# 391 $881.00
10/29/2015 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1225/Lot# 4649 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3205328333633444352736113697378438733963405541484410468549715271558457026033637969609019
3231331033903472355536403726381439033994408642354502478050715375562358126148657376460
0000003726381439033994408642354502478050715375562358126148657300
0000003755384339334024411743234593487651715480566359236264676600
1938 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6096316556807057297547818098389339971044108811791271142115831969546659867834
61663966368871373776379081987095410131059111812101321147517123135563966020
00000076379081987095410131059111812101321147517123135563900
00000077280082890197610281073114912401371152918404300581300
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 5702
Owner: SkyMan
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 5466
Owner: First Strike Society
 
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