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: $6.29 (5/26/2017)
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: 1/9/2017

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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 75.00 110 275 2000 19000 - -
$ - - - - 31.00 - - 47.00 - 82.00 145 400 11750 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7298
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/11/2017 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1256/Lot# 7554


Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 494 $719.00
4/16/2006 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2190, 2190/Lot# 1483 $179.20
10/1/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66102, 66102/Lot# 23508 $18.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 643, 650/Lot# 6268 $123.05
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19995/Lot# 1068 $819.00
2/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171080 $145.20
4/17/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3530, 6099/Lot# 24152 $70.50
8/21/2016 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131635/Lot# 29346 $423.00


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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