Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 8,904,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.74 (12/2/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1944 S 50C MS obverse 1944 S 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Like all Walking Liberty Half Dollars of the period, this issue was widely saved by the roll when new, so Mint State examples are plentiful. Most, however, are quite poorly struck, revealing abrasions on their high points that were actually in the planchet prior to striking and failed to be smoothed out by the dies. Even so, the population of certified gems is high through MS-65. The numbers fall off rapidly above that grade.

A couple of extremely minor DDR varieties are noted, but these have attracted little interest. Several RPMs are known for 1944-S, all of them on coins having the Large, Serif S. The Trumpet-Tail S was also used for 1944-S halves, but this style seems to be a bit scarcer.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1944 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 12.00 14.00 15.00 17.00 25.00 28.00 27.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 52.00 70.00 95.00 275 725 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 125 375 1550 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6477
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 12/1/2020 1944 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---4323583185131213895368413012019---6476
---------------1354----22
---------------18715-1--41
---------------1------1
Total---43235831851312138953716131322091--6540
 ---0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%3%14%57%20%3%0%0%-- 
1944 S 50C MS PL
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Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1944 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4545505459678110211512316318320120927235177414216685712877598430
4547515662728810611813617018920423029849299031766833733879838852
0000008810611813617018920423029849299031766833733800
00000095111120150176195206251325633120549306980754900
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6685
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1421
Owner: CBC
 
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