Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,120
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.08 (12/7/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942 50C PF obverse 1942 50C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1942, the final proof issues of the popular Walking Liberty design were issued. The mintage of 21,120 was the highest of any of the proof Walker dates. As with all Walking Liberty half dollar proofs, most have little to no cameo contrast, especially on the sun.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/24/2016

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1942 50C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - 175 230 265 315 380 435 470 585 650 975 5200 31500 -
$ - - - - - - 350 415 465 515 625 700 1500 6750
1942 50C PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4600 6500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4267
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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4/20/1998 NGC PF 67   Teletrade Auction 1042, 1042/Lot# 1552 $517.75
9/26/2002 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 7156 $1,610.00
9/10/2006 PCGS PF 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2708 $977.50
6/13/2011 NGC PF 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 592, 599/Lot# 1337 $989.00
8/26/2012 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131236/Lot# 28186 $514.65
2/7/2013 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1182/Lot# 8046 $508.78
4/27/2014 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 188284 $462.40
6/16/2014 PCGS PF 67   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20441 $822.50
  PCGS PF 67   Bonhams $936.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 50C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base461500539584629678703729749764783798853949113011901271140416973418842810788
474513554599645686711735754770788816885100911501217131515012270508892140
000000711735754770788816885100911501217131515012270508800
000000720742759776793834917106911701244135915992844675800
1942 50C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base56060465370375481184087089391093194810101121132313911483163219593855927111798
57462066972077382085087789891793696810471188134514211532174125915660101130
0000008508778989179369681047118813451421153217412591566000
0000008608859049249429891084125513681452158218503223746500
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Grade: PF 68
Points: 5088
Owner: Montana Grampa
 
Grade: PF 68
Points: 3418
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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