Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 2,178,000
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: $5.73 (2/14/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1923 S 50C MS obverse 1923 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Based on its relatively high mintage of 2.178 million pieces, one might think the 1923-S Walking Liberty half dollar would not be a difficult coin to obtain. The 1923-S, however, was the only half dollar produced between 1921 and 1927. It was thus in great demand in the channels of commerce, making high grade pieces, including Extremely Fine, About Uncirculated, and Mint State, difficult to acquire today. Gem and better coins are especially elusive.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1923 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 20.00 45.00 155 490 1200 1375 1690 1850 2550 3400 4550 5850 19750 39000 85000 - - -
$ - - 1500 1790 2050 - 3700 4850 7500 26000 61000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 442
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
6/4/1995 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Sale #137, 137/Lot# 5613 $10,120.00
1/12/2005 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 7659 $805.00
6/4/2008 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2538, 2538/Lot# 1388 $35.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 3916 $13,800.00
11/16/2009 NGC F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 428, 434/Lot# 503 $71.30
9/19/2010 NGC MS 63   Goldberg $3,565.00
10/28/2012 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 80133 $31.55
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2259 $19,975.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28415414336692512391494172618652053216922742797326438386385820011324142421768221702
32458321755210291324157117721927209122042448295234554687699092411229615388190220
000000132415711772192720912204244829523455468769909241122961538800
0000001409164818181990213022392622310836465536759510282132691653500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3838
Owner: Walkerfan
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3264
Owner: skinny7569
 
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