Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 8,098,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.81 (8/29/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1941 S 50C MS obverse 1941 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As with most 1940's San Francisco Walking Liberty halves, the strike on 1941-S issues was usually quite weak. Due to this and other quality problems, this issue is hard to find in grades above MS66.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1941 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 14.50 14.75 15.75 16.75 30.00 36.00 43.00 60.00 75.00 85.00 105 130 235 750 1550 40000 - - -
$ 17.50 - 39.00 47.00 65.00 - 90.00 115 150 300 1300 3100 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5786
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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6/1/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24062, 24062/Lot# 11624 $1,210.95
1/19/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 324, 330/Lot# 834 $166.75
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1627 $1,552.50
5/27/2012 NGC MS 66   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1063 $1,404.00
7/22/2012 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 59003 $144.22
2/18/2013 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 2910 $42.00
2/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 89707 $660.00
9/12/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3499, 6053/Lot# 21186 $188.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1941 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4150595963676712317521226230432038145064216392433842888691100313861
445359606467851401872282763093404045149741903443185759580119550
00000085140187228276309340404514974190344318575958000
00000010415719924529031436042757813062168642987221029100
1941 S 50C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4554636367728113118322026832033639546366316492439847288891100913862
485763646875971481952362853253554175299911912445086119595119600
00000097148195236285325355417529991191244508611959500
00000011416520725230233037544059613202175646187501030200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2433
Owner: Jackson
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1903
Owner: Gary Sullivan
 
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