Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 8,904,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.45 (2/7/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1944 S 50C MS obverse 1944 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1944-S half dollar is one of two key issues among Walking Liberty half dollars produced in the 1940s.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1944 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 14.50 14.75 15.75 16.75 20.00 23.00 27.00 32.00 40.00 48.00 75.00 110 340 950 18000 - - -
$ 17.50 - 24.00 29.00 34.00 42.00 53.00 80.00 165 400 3050 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6051
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 490 $2,760.00
7/13/2008 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68073, 68073/Lot# 63350 $388.70
8/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3128, 3128/Lot# 1082 $65.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 1598 $805.00
7/7/2013 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 759, 768/Lot# 215 $900.00
4/27/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 189050 $77.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1944 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2028282828325067941111351511671862302851019179057477543972312338
2228282829385576991191401561732002485291276310963458269105940
000000557699119140156173200248529127631096345826900
0000006185105127145161179215266774153344286944899600
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5747
Owner: G.M.Chow Collection
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1790
Owner: CBC
 
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