Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,094,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.07 (12/6/2019)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1947 50C MS obverse 1947 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Collectors were not aware until late in 1947 that this would be the Weinman design's final year. Many scrambled to save rolls of this date, but the relatively low mintage for a Philadelphia coin made this a bit challenging. While certainly not rare, the 1947(P) half dollar is a little more elusive than the issues immediately preceding in higher grades. It is generally a little better struck than the high mintage coins of 1941-45, and gems are very pleasing.

The only variety known is a very minor DDR.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/6/2019

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1947 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.55 14.00 15.00 16.00 19.00 21.00 22.00 25.00 33.00 40.00 45.00 50.00 60.00 69.00 105 210 2000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 62.00 85.00 120 500 11000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7959
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: 12/3/2019 1947 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1--23311011331444302057403095291969068---7959
----------------5163---24
---------------615192---42
-----------------22---4
Total1--23311011331444302057403101293972775---8029
 0 %--0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %0 %0 %3 %9 %39 %37 %9 %1 %--- 

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12/7/2019 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2019 December 5 - 7 US Coins Signature Auction Session(2), 1302/Lot# 3929


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9/23/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1089, 1089/Lot# 1491 $70.85
6/15/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24064, 24064/Lot# 12045 $93.15
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 755 $149.50
1/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/27/2013, 59/Lot# 94303 $69.30
4/14/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20350 $661.53
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 1047 $2,101.00
10/30/2016 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131645/Lot# 25841 $94.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1947 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828283259891061191351471791942162415777982513351047736346
232828282941699511012413915818420122435365113702845393152970
000000699511012413915818420122435365113702845393100
0000007910011513014316818920923346572419413178435200
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2513
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 2513
Owner: Eagles Nest
 
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