Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,902,000
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: $5.72 (2/11/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1929 S 50C MS obverse 1929 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As 1929 unfolded, the world economy fell apart. Interest rates climbed and the days of easy credit were over for the American people. Jobs were starting to become scarce, but most workers were still employed as 1929 drew to a close. No one knew how bad things were about to become for the next several years. It is obvious that this coin was set aside and somehow survived the vicissitudes that swept the worlds economies during these years. No doubt most coin collections were spent for food money as workers struggled to stay employed as the 1930s churned on.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1929 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 14.50 16.50 22.00 45.00 125 255 275 340 425 550 800 1250 1600 3100 6300 37500 - - -
$ - - 290 375 475 - 925 1350 1950 3600 17000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 785
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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9/21/2005 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 3426 $13,225.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2622 $833.75
1/13/2008 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2475, 2475/Lot# 1317 $868.00
5/12/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 246, 252/Lot# 733 $786.60
8/15/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 10461 $2,185.00
2/16/2014 NGC MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171828 $3,190.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1206/Lot# 4076 $2,820.00
9/4/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7735 $358.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1929 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20283254127401544667835935106911521193135717351977315439627929101881289316096
2229397821844858572386897910961165124714831815236934235284868211089139600
0000005857238689791096116512471483181523693423528486821108900
00000062677990110241124117913021609189627613692660694351199100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1977
Owner: Walkerfan
 
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