Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,808
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.62 (3/29/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1939 50C PF obverse 1939 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1939 the proof Walking Liberty Half had a mintage only slightly higher than the 1938 with some 8,808 pieces 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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1939 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 300 325 340 375 435 500 540 660 785 1075 4900 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1932
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


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7/25/2001 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1464, 1464/Lot# 1300 $463.25
1/7/2004 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 6912 $632.50
1/25/2004 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2457 $719.00
7/17/2011 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/17/2011, 127/Lot# 12445 $715.00
1/24/2012 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 8789 $2,127.50
10/6/2013 PCGS PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 772, 781/Lot# 798 $378.00
3/21/2014 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1198/Lot# 10431 $822.50
11/6/2015 PCGS PF 67   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 22286 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5796246727237778358658949119259419549661066119813931472154718603537876811197
594640689741796845874899915930945958999111012631419149716512419528095770
000000874899915930945958999111012631419149716512419528000
0000008849059209359499621032115413281445152217552978702400
1939 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base69775180686392599010241059107810921111112511391252140116191708179221403984963612235
715769825883946100110351065108210981115112911761301147316481736190827545868105020
0000001035106510821098111511291176130114731648173619082754586800
0000001047107110871104112011341214135115461678176420243369775200
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5280
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 3537
Owner: ddr70
 
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