Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 53,190,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.16 (12/14/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1943 50C MS obverse 1943 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Coined during the peak of America's wartime production, the 1943(P) half dollar had the highest mintage of this series. In fact, another 20 years would pass before this record for a single mint was exceeded. Gems are plentiful through MS-67, but collectors should still exercise discretion in selecting a coin that was well struck from fresh dies.

Most 1943 half dollars from all three mints display similar obverse doubling, and this was likely the result of a doubled working hub or even a doubled master die. This leads to the submission of many 1943-dated half dollars for variety attribution, but such doubling is not acknowledged by NGC due to its commonness.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/13/2019

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1943 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.90 11.85 12.80 14.40 17.00 17.50 20.00 22.00 28.00 30.00 37.00 43.00 47.00 65.00 100.00 160 560 6000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 50.00 68.00 115 215 1700 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18416
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 1943 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-1131240152632642579116183934207252825112290952522--18416
---------------1278---18
---------------21253020---96
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Total-1131240152632642579116183934207253045139294655322--18530
 -0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %5 %0 %1 %5 %11 %29 %28 %16 %3 %0 %-- 

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1/30/2011 NGC MS 66   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1490 $184.00
10/10/2011 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3152, 3152/Lot# 1446 $109.25
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3675 $575.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1066 $128.00
9/8/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 136796 $55.00
9/29/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 140331 $55.00
7/20/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 813, 822/Lot# 831 $135.00
9/10/2017 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131738/Lot# 25096 $324.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202828282832374572891151311431551792304376741558388552436925
232828282934405478981201351471631962995169692334433858040
000000405478981201351471631962995169692334433800
00000042638310612613915117121336859512633109479000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2334
Owner: FJF3rd
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2334
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
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