Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 12,708,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.18 (10/17/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1942 S 50C MS obverse 1942 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1942, the United States had just entered WWII. Due to this, there was increased pressure on the San Francisco mint to strike more coins. This led to the mint having to prolong die life, creating millions of inferior quality coins. While NGC has graded some 1942-S Walkers above the MS66 level, those coins are few and far between.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1942 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 18.00 22.00 23.00 27.00 35.00 37.00 45.00 50.00 70.00 100.00 300 900 25000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 75.00 115 450 1850 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4555
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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9/27/2000 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1362, 1362/Lot# 1363 $327.00
5/14/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 May US Coin Online Session #435, 435/Lot# 8592 $374.90
4/1/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28042, 28042/Lot# 22257 $80.50
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 896 $1,265.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2991, 2991/Lot# 1321 $53.00
6/3/2012 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/03/2012, 25/Lot# 55576 $47.00
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 764, 773/Lot# 623 $75.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20284 $587.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1942 50C MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2028282828325476981151351511982343013691066186050336666866211070
2328282829396183104122140167210256324601133129185577733194650
0000006183104122140167210256324601133129185577733100
0000006991109128146182222279346834159539756122799700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1860
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1860
Owner: jackson64
 
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