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: $7.04 (9/27/2016)
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: 2/3/2016

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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: 6144
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Grade
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4/13/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1040, 1040/Lot# 1500 $45.78
7/17/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July West Palm Beach, FL) Final Session #443, 443/Lot# 8120 $373.75
9/2/2010 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 511, 518/Lot# 5317 $87.40
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1444 $1,035.00
3/4/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/04/2012, 10/Lot# 39538 $110.00
1/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 164129 $313.50
6/8/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 195306 $70.80
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3503, 6057/Lot# 20295 $270.25
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 8269 $705.00


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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