Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,854,000
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 (2/9/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1935 S 50C MS obverse 1935 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1935-S has a similar mintage (3.8 million coins) to the 1934-S. It is not, however, as rare in Mint State. When compared to later dates in this series, nevertheless, the '35-S is a scarce coin in grades above the Choice BU level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1935 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 13.50 15.00 15.50 19.00 37.00 100.00 115 130 200 315 385 465 950 2750 4950 26000 - - -
$ - - 125 140 225 330 410 600 1150 3400 7600 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 863
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/7/2000 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 6062 $2,530.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2225 $2,012.50
1/6/2010 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 2717 $2,760.00
1/24/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2802, 2802/Lot# 1752 $195.50
12/8/2013 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 821 $210.00
2/9/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169446 $51.00
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 487 $2,232.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1935 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828321272683894945606487057878841138142728023594671087151113414016
2228282963174308424516589667732819968123418853066463273789521120940
00000030842451658966773281996812341885306646327378952100
0000003484595386186867598511053133023433330567180461032700
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3594
Owner: mtayl03
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1427
Owner: CBC
 
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