Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,279
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.18 (10/21/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1940 50C PF obverse 1940 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1940 proof Walking Liberty half had a mintage of some 11,279 pieces. As with all Walking Liberty half dollar proofs, most have little to no cameo contrast, especially on the sun.

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Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1940 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 285 320 390 450 500 650 725 1075 5400 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 475 585 675 800 1550 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2315
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
4/28/1999 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1158, 1158/Lot# 1532 $283.40
9/10/2006 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2670 $1,063.75
1/15/2008 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 9031 $632.50
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3503 $977.50
6/3/2012 PCGS PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 47274 $660.00
9/23/2012 PCGS PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 75464 $836.00
6/9/2013 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 755, 764/Lot# 392 $756.00
  PCGS PF 67   Bonhams $936.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1940 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base570593615637661684711735762789817846911103411311206141015021872412345466064
578600622645669693719744771798827868952106611561274144116252622426450520
000000719744771798827868952106611561274144116252622426400
000000727753780808836889993109911811342147117493373440500
1940 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base53255357559561864266568871373976679385697410661138133314211776395243615836
539560582603626650673696722748775814895100510901203136215392501408848530
000000673696722748775814895100510901203136215392501408800
000000680705730757784835935103511141268139216583227422500
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 3952
Owner: silvervet
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 3952
Owner: StanJustice
 
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