Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 24,192,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.13 (12/12/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1941 50C MS obverse 1941 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue had the highest mintage to date for the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series, a reflection of America's entry into World War II with its heightened economic activity. Well struck and lustrous gems are readily available through MS-67.

A very minor doubled-die obverse is known for 1941(P) halves. Also found is a die state in which the designer's monogrammed "AW" has been polished off of the die. This is very common on the proof edition, and it's possible that the currency strikes lacking these letters may have been coined from the same dies after they'd been retired from proof service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/6/2019

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1941 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.50 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 17.50 22.00 22.50 27.00 32.00 37.00 43.00 51.00 65.00 105 160 500 5300 - -
$ - - - - 28.00 - - - 55.00 70.00 125 205 975 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 11996
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing G series, 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: 12/10/2019 1941 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2431642319301335127128545116330523434233156228--11996
--------------1-14192--27
--------------112163123---83
------------------2---2
Total-2431642319301335127128545116530643451236660630--12108
 -0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %4 %0 %1 %5 %10 %25 %29 %20 %5 %0 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/9/1998 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1103, 1103/Lot# 1539 $119.90
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22121, 22121/Lot# 11347 $92.00
1/24/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 9058 $3,105.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 1462 $517.50
1/6/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 93741 $115.50
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 761 $414.00
9/28/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 823, 832/Lot# 671 $125.00
7/25/2018 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131831/Lot# 29501 $99.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374554596367727689941231351551712012554235271219406456567431
4048566064697380911041271421601812193114587582167459562480
0000007380911041271421601812193114587582167459500
0000007585921131311481661912373674929883116512500
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 4064
Owner: DHM
 
Grade: MS 68
Points: 4064
Owner: thehorseboy
 
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