Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,156,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.16 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1945 S 50C MS obverse 1945 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1945-S Walking Liberty half had a relatively healthy mintage of just over 10 million coins, especially when compared to the 1946-S, which was over 60% lower. However, superb gem coins are still quite elusive, and NGC has only graded 34 coins at the MS67 level. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/23/2017

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1945 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 20.00 23.00 25.00 32.00 36.00 39.00 48.00 60.00 80.00 135 285 5750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 70.00 100.00 175 610 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7597
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/13/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #21, 25/Lot# 401 $161.00
9/14/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 903 $138.00
12/2/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Teletrade Auction 3391, 3391/Lot# 1518 $33.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131307/Lot# 26820 $66.00
2/24/2013 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 96917 $132.00
3/24/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131314/Lot# 20324 $135.13
4/24/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 8564 $499.38
8/1/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3493, 6044/Lot# 20187 $115.15


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828283245638510212714315117919824150211032807388552436925
23282828293651709111013214616018521232870216713166433858040
00000051709111013214616018521232870216713166433800
00000057789611913814817019222741590322393526479000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2807
Owner: jackson64
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1671
Owner: CBC
 
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