Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,634,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.48 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1918 50C MS obverse 1918 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While generally available in circulated grades through the AU level, the 1918 is surprisingly elusive in Mint State for an issue with a respectable original mintage of 6.6 million pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1918 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 17.00 18.00 27.00 65.00 190 290 320 385 550 700 950 1275 1900 4600 14500 - - - -
$ 210 - 340 420 575 850 1000 1350 2350 6500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 783
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1026 $460.00
9/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 1688 $1,380.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1235 $1,207.50
11/18/2013 PCGS VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3457, 3457/Lot# 1309 $53.00
5/12/2014 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20339 $35.25
6/29/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 182167 $127.00
9/4/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4199 $998.75
6/4/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7830 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1918 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base24323781248575680776946104811861271133315471707212433825285697690381152014474
26335113635761071283298010941214129114041600184625434016584876639865125040
0000007128329801094121412911404160018462543401658487663986500
000000744889101411401242131214751653198529624650641283501069200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3382
Owner: thehorseboy
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2124
Owner: Walkerfan
 
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