Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,652,000
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: $5.54 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1934 S 50C MS obverse 1934 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The '34-S is the scarcest of the 1934 issues. Bruce Fox, in his The Complete Guide To Walking Liberty Half Dollars, notes that fully struck Gems are difficult to find, and that on average, strike is weaker on the reverse.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1934 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 19.00 38.00 110 120 150 275 450 675 1000 1325 3450 5450 23000 - - -
$ - - 130 165 300 485 750 1100 2150 4300 8450 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 878
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/25/2000 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20021, 20021/Lot# 1171 $270.00
1/2/2002 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1524, 1524/Lot# 1509 $817.50
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1605 $4,830.00
10/13/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(2), 1160/Lot# 4010 $2,990.00
6/24/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58083 $42.00
8/5/2012 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131233/Lot# 22225 $74.00
2/22/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7257 $105.75
1/19/2014 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 787, 796/Lot# 10302 $205.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1208/Lot# 4557 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1934 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828321272413395106097418209741152150519033332419058627683989212540
222828296316527339654365376787110331269163723793618474764698419107740
0000002733965436537678711033126916372379361847476469841900
0000003064535766977939221092138717702855390453047076915500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3618
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1903
Owner: CBC
 
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