Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 3,003,800
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: $5.58 (2/10/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1935 D 50C MS obverse 1935 D 50C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This is a notoriously poorly produced issue, about which expert Anthony Swiatek (1983) has said: 'Only God knows if he created Miss Liberty with a fully struck head at the Denver Mint in 1935. He alone would also know her location today.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1935 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 19.00 35.00 60.00 75.00 115 140 185 230 335 610 2275 4050 - - - -
$ - - 85.00 125 155 195 255 415 1200 2650 7650 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 996
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/24/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 5900 $7,130.00
9/22/2010 NGC Details VG Details  Teletrade Auction 2930, 2930/Lot# 1502 $17.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1385 $483.00
6/30/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 758, 767/Lot# 424 $1,861.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 166/Lot# 148335 $396.00
3/10/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1260 $246.75
5/12/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98554 $8,225.00
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(5), 1231/Lot# 5780 $2,115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1935 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2028282845127175220308363439487575642820109425613776613480151029213016
222828337214319024932638845551659770191115832966456267618774112000
0000001902493263884555165977019111583296645626761877400
00000020527834441347154561976010022072337153487388953300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1094
Owner: CBC
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1094
Owner: Doc's Walkers
 
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