Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 31,502,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.49 (11/26/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1945 50C MS obverse 1945 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is a very common issue that has a large certified population through MS-66. The number of finer pieces is limited and do command a premium. Dies were run a long time during the war years, so collectors will want to avoid coins struck with signs of erosion and distortion.

Very minor doubled dies are known, one each for obverse and reverse, but these are of little general interest. Far more interesting is the obverse die displaying what seem to be sun rays projecting northwesterly from Liberty's arm and shoulder. These appear to be a series of stress cracks in the die, but the resulting pattern is quite intriguing.

The 1945(P) half dollar is one of many dates/mints in this series found with the designer's monogrammed "AW" partially or completely lacking.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1945 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 12.75 13.00 13.50 15.00 17.00 22.50 22.00 30.00 33.00 38.00 40.00 45.00 60.00 105 160 950 - - -
$ - - - - 31.00 - - 42.00 50.00 65.00 125 265 4100 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15316
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1945 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-3813311221194412348951146741892547147531530114---15316
---------------1132---7
---------------1913228---62
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Total-3813311221194412348951146741892549147671555124---15385
 -0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%3%0%1%4%12%36%31%10%1%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374554545963636781891231351551631832373665271658294140555454
4048545660636472841001271421581702012804209042086331245215727
0000006472841001271421581702012804209042086331200
00000066768611213114816017621932347312812513368400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2086
Owner: bob sacamento
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2086
Owner: DHM
 
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