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: $6.61 (1/26/2020)
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: 1/24/2020

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1945 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 10.40 12.35 14.00 14.85 16.00 17.00 20.00 22.00 30.00 33.00 38.00 40.00 45.00 60.00 100.00 160 950 - - -
$ - - - - 31.00 - - 42.00 50.00 65.00 125 265 4100 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 15068
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
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: 1/21/2020 1945 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-3813311020194211346751116641863535847131516112---15068
---------------1132---7
---------------1913176---55
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Total-3813311020194211346751116641863537847271536120---15130
 -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
Base202828282832374572891151311431551862304376742072294140555454
2328282829344054789812013514716520129951611402362331245210
0000004054789812013514716520129951611402362331200
00000042638310612613915117621536859516062651368400
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2362
Owner: DHM
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2072
Owner: CBC
 
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