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: $5.91 (5/25/2016)
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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7/12/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442, 442/Lot# 989 $3,565.00
5/21/2008 PCGS VG 10   Teletrade Auction 2532, 2532/Lot# 1356 $32.00
11/16/2009 NGC F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 428, 434/Lot# 503 $71.30
3/31/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 2097 $3,220.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1368 $3,795.00
4/15/2013 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3426, 3426/Lot# 1648 $360.00
12/8/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 156796 $423.50
5/4/2014 PCGS F 12   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 182168 $53.00
9/4/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7733 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1923 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28415414336692512391494172618652053216922742797326438386385820011324142421768221702
32458421755210301324157117721928209222042448295334554687699092411229715389190220
000000132415711772192820922204244829533455468769909241122971538900
0000001409164918191990213022392623310836475536759510283132691653500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3838
Owner: Walkerfan
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 3264
Owner: skinny7569
 
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