Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,450,000
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: $5.90 (5/24/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1943 S 50C MS obverse 1943 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As is typical of all S-mint Walkers from the World War Two era, the 1943-S is not known for sharp striking definition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1943 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 14.50 14.75 15.75 16.75 22.00 24.00 29.00 33.00 50.00 60.00 75.00 115 265 700 5700 - - -
$ 17.50 - 25.00 31.00 35.00 53.00 65.00 85.00 140 340 1450 10000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5198
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/9/1998 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1022, 1022/Lot# 1509 $517.75
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 176 $402.50
9/18/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach Online Session #417, 417/Lot# 9506 $63.00
9/23/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131240/Lot# 26296 $164.50
8/30/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4547 $176.25
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193750 $423.50
8/10/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 816, 825/Lot# 331 $65.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1943 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202828282832548110211513515120123026532382013093216440358887715
232828282939638810612214016821124228448998319453612489864970
000000638810612214016821124228448998319453612489800
0000007295111128146184220253304654114625804007539300
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3216
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1309
Owner: ISali
 
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