Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 10,973,800
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.49 (11/26/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942 D 50C MS obverse 1942 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Denver Mint provided the lowest mintage of half dollars for 1942, though this issue is by no means rare. Gems are plentiful through MS-66, with a satisfying number of MS-67 coins, as well. Typical of 1940s coinage, the D-Mint pieces are the ones most consistently well struck.

NGC attributes two RPMs for 1942-D half dollars, though a few lesser ones are also known.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1942 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 12.75 13.00 13.50 17.00 19.00 22.00 25.00 32.00 37.00 45.00 60.00 75.00 105 215 275 900 8500 - -
$ - - - - 33.00 - - - 80.00 115 225 425 2350 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4731
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1942 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--44456102255134234172410124416378471347--4731
----------------122---5
--------------1810117---37
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Total--44456102255134234172411125216488601437--4773
 --0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%3%0%1%4%9%26%35%18%3%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3241455050636776891021311511832372883956537741609481758957723
35424750546470809311213816220125432448169310522678517665048109
00000070809311213816220125432448169310522678517600
00000073859812114417221927135956773413313748553600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2678
Owner: bob sacamento
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1609
Owner: CBC
 
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