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: $6.67 (2/20/2020)
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: 1/17/2020

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1944 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.50 12.00 14.00 15.00 17.00 25.00 28.00 30.00 38.00 44.00 50.00 52.00 70.00 95.00 275 725 19000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 125 375 1550 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6339
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: 2/18/2020 1944 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---4313572772123185870365412811948---6338
---------------1454----23
---------------17510-1--33
---------------1------1
Total---43135727721231858703686129120881--6395
 ---0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%0%0%3%14%58%20%3%0%0%-- 
1944 S 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
 ----------------100%----- 

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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