Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,118,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.77 (8/27/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1946 50C MS obverse 1946 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1946 Walking Liberty half dollar had a healthy mintage of just over 12 million coins. However, they are quite elusive above MS66. In fact, NGC has graded just 50 coins in MS67 and above. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1946 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 14.50 14.75 15.75 16.75 19.00 22.00 23.00 30.00 34.00 38.00 43.00 55.00 75.00 140 225 2900 19000 - -
$ 17.50 - 22.50 25.00 32.00 - 40.00 46.00 60.00 82.00 160 675 12750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7149
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
12/10/2006 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2297, 2297/Lot# 1371 $190.40
7/15/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67074, 67074/Lot# 24317 $19.00
12/25/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 439, 445/Lot# 7589 $49.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1451 $310.50
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1068 $819.00
7/28/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 128622 $110.00
10/24/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23261 $82.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3750595963677276899812314315517522028852780229606324785910093
41535960646973809210613014716219024336861915214081683686040
00000073809210613014716219024336861915214081683600
00000075859511513615116820526544771022415203734700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4081
Owner: thehorseboy
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2960
Owner: CBC
 
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