Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 10,156,000
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: $6.32 (5/3/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1945 S 50C MS obverse 1945 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1945-S Walking Liberty is probably a somewhat overlooked issue in the series, since it suffers from comparisons with more illustrious dates such as the 1941-S and 1942-S.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1945 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 12.50 14.50 14.75 15.75 16.75 20.00 23.00 25.00 32.00 39.00 48.00 60.00 80.00 150 385 7300 - - -
$ 17.50 - 24.00 27.00 34.00 41.00 53.00 70.00 100.00 230 875 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7437
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
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9/9/1994 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #123, 123/Lot# 189 $225.50
8/14/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0867, 867/Lot# 1546 $29.75
1/5/1998 NGC MS 66   Teletrade Auction 1012, 1012/Lot# 1452 $436.00
7/20/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320, 320/Lot# 7846 $2,300.00
6/11/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 149, 154/Lot# 1506 $126.50
9/4/2011 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1448 $322.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 1866 $4,140.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 219732 $56.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1945 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20282828283245638510212714315117919824150211032807388552436925
23282828293651709111013214616018521232870216713166433858040
00000051709111013214616018521232870216713166433800
00000057789611913814817019222741590322393526479000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 2807
Owner: Jackson
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1671
Owner: CBC
 
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