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: $6.18 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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: 7/10/2017

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1946 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 19.00 22.00 23.00 30.00 34.00 38.00 45.00 60.00 75.00 110 185 2000 19000 - -
$ - - - - 31.00 - - 47.00 - 82.00 145 275 11750 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7349
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
Sale / Lot
Price
2/21/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #29, 33/Lot# 538 $173.65
11/1/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2281, 2281/Lot# 1542 $268.80
3/7/2010 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2820, 2820/Lot# 1912 $63.25
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1452 $218.50
10/2/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131141/Lot# 25451 $103.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1068 $819.00
4/14/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 109369 $27.50
4/28/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20313 $91.65


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3745545963677276899412313915518323728839577424646685785910093
40485660646973809110412814416420125432452113373871707686040
00000073809110412814416420125432452113373871707600
00000075859211313415017421927135964819015278746800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3871
Owner: thehorseboy
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2464
Owner: CBC
 
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