Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,552,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.52 (2/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1939 S 50C MS obverse 1939 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1939-S can be located through MS66 without too much difficulty, MS67 pieces are more elusive, and anything finer is virtually unobtainable.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1939 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 15.00 16.00 18.00 35.00 65.00 75.00 85.00 115 145 155 170 190 225 300 500 1525 16900 - -
$ - - - - 120 - - - 200 240 425 765 5000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1963
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/28/1997 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0940, 940/Lot# 1467 $141.70
4/28/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 8774 $276.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 619 $391.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 8313 $499.38
6/16/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20431 $146.88
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 191339 $300.00
8/17/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131434/Lot# 27182 $199.75
12/7/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 238 $375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1939 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828378517926533337843747750253260766184411032147303841785608
232828315311620828834839845048551255762572293014512444341846550
00000020828834839845048551255762572293014512444341800
000000236310363417464494522582643783101717992741379800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2147
Owner: martinlowens
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2147
Owner: thehorseboy
 
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