Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,450,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.49 (11/25/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1943 S 50C MS obverse 1943 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The year 1943 saw San Francisco's highest production for the entire Walking Liberty series, edging out its previous record from 1918 during World War I. This issue is thus common in all grades through MS-66, though most examples will have average to poor strikes. A sharply struck 1943-S half dollar is a rarity that should command a premium in any Mint State grade.

Obverse die doubling is common on this issue, as a result of a doubled working hub that produced numerous dies. None of these carry any premium, though they are interesting to collect.

1943-S half dollars are found with either the Trumpet-Tail S mintmark or the Large, Serif-Style S. There is little or no difference in rarity between these varieties.

This is one of many dates in the series that can be found lacking the designer's monogrammed "AW" on the reverse. Worn or clashed dies were often repolished, losing such shallow features in the process. While interesting, there is little premium for this oddity.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1943 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 12.00 13.00 14.00 18.00 22.00 22.00 25.00 30.00 45.00 47.00 50.00 70.00 95.00 275 575 5100 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 115 345 1000 11000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5529
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1943 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-12512410511421233271845672621156631232---5527
--------------37811---20
--------------198176---41
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Total-12512410511421233271845712637158233039---5588
 -0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%2%0%0%3%10%47%28%6%1%--- 
1943 S 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------11-----2
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----------------1-----1
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Total---------------12-----3
 ---------------33%67%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32374550546772818910212318319020127235177412393852414745715027
34404751586975849310914318519422529849292921103950428847235278
00000075849310914318519422529849292921103950428800
000000788698116163188197248325633108429814049443000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3852
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3852
Owner: jdbusch18
 
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