Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,156,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.04 (12/6/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1940 50C MS obverse 1940 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Production of half dollars at the Philadelphia Mint advanced significantly over that of 1939, yet this figure would look small once the nation entered into a wartime economy in 1941.

This entry in the series is common across all grades through MS-67. It is slightly scarce only in relation to the high mintage P-Mint halves of 1941-45.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/29/2019

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1940 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 11.25 14.00 15.00 16.00 18.00 23.05 26.50 28.00 28.00 36.50 40.50 48.50 68.00 76.00 130 215 765 6000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 105 160 275 1080 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4460
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69

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, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/3/2019 1940 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1587713940142-3120339412101371796205171-4460
-----------------2132--17
---------------3513201--42
------------------2---2
Total--1587713940142-3120339412131376811240201-4521
 --0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %3 %-1 %4 %9 %27 %30 %18 %5 %0 %0 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/30/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2197, 2197/Lot# 1525 $235.20
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1621 $299.00
12/11/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131151/Lot# 25520 $109.25
7/20/2014 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 813, 822/Lot# 627 $190.00
10/12/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225584 $100.00
10/10/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15329 $117.50
1/23/2019 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131905/Lot# 29517 $132.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202828282832374576981311511671752302555027131558403654317155
2328282829344055831091381561701932383375729952384450160060
0000004055831091381561701932383375729952384450100
00000042669112014416217221224742064312763210496600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2384
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1558
Owner: Jwillie33
 
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