Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 4,267,800
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.61 (1/26/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1939 D 50C MS obverse 1939 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1939's mintage of half dollars at the Denver Mint was nearly ten times that of 1938's paltry figure. Though the nation didn't fully recover from the Great Depression until 1941, things had definitely picked up over the slow years of 1937-38.

Like most Denver Mint coins of the late 1930s through the 1940s the 1939-D half dollar is usually well struck. Gems are plentiful through MS-66 with enough MS-67 pieces to satisfy the more advanced collectors.

Two nice repunched mintmark varieties are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service. A third is illustrated in Bruce Fox's book, but this is clearly an example of simple strike doubling. The DDO variety known for 1939-D halves is most likely working hub doubling seen on 1939-dated halves of all three mints.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/24/2020

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1939 D 50C MS
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Base $ 12.50 14.00 15.00 18.00 20.00 25.00 27.00 30.00 35.00 44.00 55.00 65.00 90.00 110 160 275 1900 12100 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 95.00 115 180 520 5300 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3051
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1939 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--25881114162170-11692177861192546741--3051
----------------13-1--5
---------------35101---19
------------------1---1
Total--25881114162170-11692177891198559762--3076
 --0%0%0%0%0%0%1%1%2%-0%2%7%26%39%18%2%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828283263981151311471631791943143786079302072420244675454
2328282829427510412013615216818423433545471513112782429047960
0000007510412013615216818423433545471513112782429000
0000008610912614215817418927435753182216913492437900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2072
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2072
Owner: DON PATE
 
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