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: $6.66 (2/26/2017)
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

The 1944-S Walking Liberty half dollar had a mintage of just under 9 million coins. However, quality was not great, and this date is very hard to find in grades MS66 and above. In fact, NGC has only graded 7 coins of this date in the MS67 level. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1944 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 20.00 23.00 27.00 32.00 36.00 40.00 48.00 65.00 85.00 280 725 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 125 365 1550 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6142
Low Grade: F
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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9/28/2003 NGC F 14   Teletrade Auction 1785, 1785/Lot# 1269 $60.50
2/7/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #27, 31/Lot# 533 $322.00
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 159 $356.50
11/29/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 998 $920.00
4/28/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131319/Lot# 20253 $246.75
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 110698 $297.00
6/2/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20268 $393.63
6/30/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20350 $370.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1944 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2028282828325067941111351511671862302851019179057477543972312338
23282828293856761001191401561732012485301276310963468270105950
0000005676100119140156173201248530127631096346827000
0000006185105127146162180215267774153344286944899600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5747
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1790
Owner: CBC
 
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