Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 2,151,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.21 (11/19/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1946 D 50C MS obverse 1946 D 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Had it occurred 20 years earlier, the low mintage of this issue would have resulted in a Mint State rarity. As it is, there were thousands of collectors saving new examples of each United States coin by 1946. Thus, the 1946-D half dollar is plentiful through MS-66. The three U. S. mints were in post-war economy mode, working with slashed budgets, so the dies were often run far too long. Well struck coins from fresh dies do exist, but collectors will have to be discriminating in their selection process.

Only very minor varieties are known for the 1946-D half dollar, and their exists little interest in these.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/15/2019

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1946 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.45 14.00 15.00 17.00 22.00 30.00 32.00 40.00 45.00 48.00 50.00 50.00 52.00 65.00 105 150 1450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 55.00 72.00 120 235 10200 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13977
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/19/2019 1946 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-12-127101622-571499378969372486128---13977
----------------451---10
---------------9365911---115
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Total1-12-127101622-571499379869772550140---14102
 0 %-0 %0 %-0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %-0 %1 %4 %27 %49 %18 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67023, 67023/Lot# 24488 $86.25
5/1/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27052, 27052/Lot# 11312 $891.25
8/27/2008 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2577, 2577/Lot# 1356 $112.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 308 $195.50
1/24/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 9134 $5,750.00
10/21/2012 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/21/2012, 45/Lot# 79698 $148.50
9/8/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 768, 777/Lot# 7133 $180.00
5/19/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20327 $150.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2028283245811021231351471631751861942012304456742025288039785359
23282936578810912713915216717918919621130252111242310324644380
00000010912713915216717918919621130252111242310324600
00000011613114315817118219119922037359815752595361200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2310
Owner: DHM
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2025
Owner: CBC
 
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