Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 491,600
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.60 (2/23/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1938 D 50C MS obverse 1938 D 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1938-D Walking Liberty half dollar is an anomaly when it comes to mintage. Only some 491,600 coins were struck. They are one of the keys to the Walking Liberty half dollar set. and are quite difficult to find in the gem grades and higher.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1938 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 65.00 85.00 105 160 225 265 290 435 470 500 540 685 915 1375 1800 7350 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 730 1200 1750 2250 26000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2933
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2241 $1,380.00
10/17/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 628, 635/Lot# 295 $1,380.00
5/1/2012 NGC VF 20   Teletrade Auction 3269, 3269/Lot# 1137 $46.00
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1172/Lot# 4168 $2,070.00
10/21/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131244/Lot# 24670 $56.00
12/22/2013 NGC G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 96924 $45.00
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20315 $1,380.63
  NGC MS 65   Bonhams $1,521.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1938 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2342983143363785606487298569351042111011441217132115472147256146286166805410339
255303321350439589675771882971106511211168125213961747228532505141679588160
000000675771882971106511211168125213961747228532505141679500
0000007028149091006108711331193128614721947242339395653742500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2561
Owner: cooperway4
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 2561
Owner: Sierra Collection
 
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