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: $8.49 (11/26/2020)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/14/2020

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1946 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 12.75 13.00 15.00 22.00 30.00 31.00 35.00 45.00 50.00 54.00 55.00 57.00 65.00 90.00 150 1450 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 60.00 72.00 120 235 10200 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 14138
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1946 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-121127101723-5745093865697225101371--14138
----------------451---10
---------------9396723---138
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Total1-121127101723-5745093874701525821611--14286
 0%-0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%-0%1%4%27%49%18%1%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1946 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3745545967891061231311631831942012052092553814632087288039785359
40485662749511212614217018719620220622429740810042351324644385627
00000011212614217018719620220622429740810042351324600
00000011712815217619019920420824033943615462616361200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2351
Owner: DHM
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2087
Owner: CBC
 
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