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: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.75 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1944 S 50C MS obverse 1944 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1944-S half dollar is one of two key issues among Walking Liberty half dollars produced in the 1940s.

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Price Guide

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1944 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 14.50 14.75 15.75 16.75 20.00 23.00 27.00 32.00 36.00 40.00 48.00 75.00 110 340 950 18000 - - -
$ 17.50 - 24.00 29.00 34.00 - 42.00 53.00 80.00 165 400 3050 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6125
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/1/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25022, 25022/Lot# 13920 $1,573.20
2/7/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #27, 31/Lot# 533 $322.00
5/9/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Auction #373, 373/Lot# 1394 $373.75
3/31/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2510, 2510/Lot# 1505 $380.80
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1632 $805.00
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4746 $705.00
10/12/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 208742 $307.00
11/10/2015 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26112 $381.88


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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