Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 11,346,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.45 (11/27/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1943 D 50C MS obverse 1943 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This issue enjoyed a high mintage for a Denver-Mint half dollar, reflective of wartime economic conditions. Typical of Denver products of the period, most 1943-D halves are quite well struck. Gems are common through MS-67.

The obverse die doubling often reported and often submitted for variety attribution is the result of master doubling on either a working hub or even the 1943 master die. As such, it is not attributable as a variety by NGC.

A richer field for the collector is found in the two repunched mintmarks known for this issue. Both are interesting enough that NGC will attribute them, though as of this writing no examples have been submitted.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1943 D 50C MS
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Base $ 12.50 13.50 13.00 14.00 18.00 23.00 24.00 28.00 30.00 40.00 45.00 55.00 75.00 105 185 275 700 9600 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 80.00 115 235 375 2100 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5405
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 1943 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--22476722511261191463341178184013483039--5405
----------------191---11
---------------5131924---61
---------------1-1----2
Total--22476722511261191463341184185413773289--5479
 --0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%2%0%0%3%6%22%34%25%6%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3237455054677685981151231711832203043815867741393507155636089
34404751587079891041181391751952483304496499802619523557386393
00000079891041181391751952483304496499802619523500
000000829410912015517920827635551871111873845539900
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 5071
Owner: DHM
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 1393
Owner: bob sacamento
 
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