Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,118,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $8.23 (11/29/2020)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1946 50C MS obverse 1946 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With the end of World War II the U. S. economy slowed drastically, and this resulted in a cut-back of coin production. The 1946(P) half dollar had a mintage less than half that of 1945(P), and this affect the number preserved by collectors and speculators. Even so, this issue is quite plentiful through the grade of MS-66, but the certified population drops off rapidly above that grade.

This issue is a rich hunting ground for variety collectors. A pair of bold DDO (doubled-die obverse) varieties are known, and the most prominent of three known DDR varieties is so obvious as to be included in popular guide books. Fortunately, it's also fairly common, making ownership available to any interested collector.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1946 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 12.75 13.00 13.50 17.00 19.00 20.00 22.00 25.00 32.00 38.00 45.00 60.00 75.00 85.00 165 1700 19000 - -
$ - - - - 27.00 - - 48.00 - 80.00 130 275 11750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 8047
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1946 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2173315251435872853503409883062242062348---8047
-----------------111--3
-------------1-1012197---49
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Total--21733152514358728535034198830722432643561--8099
 --0%0%0%0%0%0%0%1%4%0%1%4%12%38%30%8%1%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base37455459636767728189115127151183237288342212422686685785910093
40485660646769758498119135162201254306936217237407076860410598
0000006975849811913516220125430693621723740707600
000000707886106123143172219271324153022205213746800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3740
Owner: DHM
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 3740
Owner: thehorseboy
 
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