½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1916-1947
Value ½ Dollar = 50 Cents (0.50 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.900)
Weight 12.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 2.15 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 4455
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 142,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 136
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Liberty walking to left, date below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
LIBERTY
IN GOD
WE TRUST
1944

Engraver: Adolph Alexander Weinman Read more on Wikipedia

Adolph Alexander Weinman was a German-born American sculptor and architectural sculptor.

Reverse

Eagle with wings spread, value below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
UNITED·STATES·oF·AMERICA
E·PLURIBUS
UNUM
HALF·DOLLAR AAW

Translation:
United States of America
Out of Many
One
Half Dollar AAW

Engraver: Adolph Alexander Weinman Read more on Wikipedia

Adolph Alexander Weinman was a German-born American sculptor and architectural sculptor.

Edge

Reeded

½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar" -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

1917 mint mark

1928 mint mark

1934D mint mark

1942S mint mark

1946 doubled die

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1916  608 000 $ 35 2%
1916 D 1 000 000 $ 35 $ 55 2%
1916 S 508 000 $ 53 1.3%
1917  12 300 000 $ 11 $ 11 $ 17 $ 20 $ 260 10%
1917 D 765 400 $ 23 $ 41 2% D on obverse
1917 D 1 900 000 $ 16 $ 16 3% D on reverse
1917 S 952 000 $ 22 $ 48 2% S on obverse
1917 S 5 600 000 $ 14 $ 14 $ 16 4% S on reverse
1918  6 600 000 $ 9.90 $ 12 $ 25 6%
1918 D 3 900 000 $ 14 $ 14 $ 14 3%
1918 S 10 300 000 $ 11 $ 14 $ 18 $ 30 6%
1919  962 000 $ 23 $ 23 2%
1919 D 1 200 000 $ 23 $ 48 1.9%
1919 S 1 800 000 $ 14 $ 24 $ 48 2%
1920  6 400 000 $ 10 $ 12 $ 14 $ 14 6%
1920 D 1 600 000 $ 13 $ 19 $ 36 2%
1920 S 4 600 000 $ 12 $ 12 $ 12 4%
1921  246 000 $ 120 $ 130 1.2%
1921 D 208 000 $ 170 1.0%
1921 S 548 000 $ 33 $ 85 1.9%
1923 S 2 200 000 $ 11 $ 13 $ 33 3%
1927 S 2 400 000 $ 10 $ 15 $ 15 4%
1928 S 1 900 000 $ 10 $ 16 $ 16 $ 16 4%
1929 D 1 000 000 $ 12 $ 17 $ 47 3%
1929 S 1 900 000 $ 9.30 $ 12 $ 15 $ 28 4%
1933 S 1 800 000 $ 10 $ 13 $ 14 $ 14 4%
1934  7 000 000 $ 6.10 $ 10 $ 10 $ 14 $ 21 $ 69 $ 160 10%
1934 D 2 400 000 $ 10 $ 10 $ 10 $ 16 3%
1934 S 3 700 000 $ 9.70 $ 10 $ 11 $ 11 $ 13 6%
1935  9 200 000 $ 7.60 $ 9.00 $ 10 $ 10 $ 15 $ 21 $ 53 10%
1935 D 3 000 000 $ 9.60 $ 10 $ 10 $ 17 4%
1935 S 3 900 000 $ 8.40 $ 10 $ 10 $ 11 $ 18 $ 65 5%
1936  12 600 000 $ 9.90 $ 9.90 $ 11 $ 11 $ 14 $ 20 $ 72 13%
1936  3 901 0.5% Proof
1936 D 4 300 000 $ 9.10 $ 10 $ 11 $ 14 5%
1936 S 3 900 000 $ 6.60 $ 9.90 $ 10 $ 12 5%
1937  9 500 000 $ 6.60 $ 11 $ 11 $ 12 $ 17 $ 17 $ 140 10%
1937  5 728 0.4% Proof
1937 D 1 800 000 $ 7.70 $ 13 $ 17 3%
1937 S 2 100 000 $ 10 $ 10 $ 12 $ 13 $ 21 4%
1938  4 100 000 $ 9.70 $ 9.70 $ 11 $ 16 $ 18 $ 43 $ 150 7%
1938  8 152 0.2% Proof
1938 D 491 600 $ 40 $ 70 $ 70 $ 160 2%
1939  6 800 000 $ 9.10 $ 9.10 $ 10 $ 13 $ 13 $ 29 $ 150 9%
1939  8 808 0.4% Proof
1939 D 4 300 000 $ 7.60 $ 8.60 $ 11 $ 11 $ 15 $ 22 6%
1939 S 2 600 000 $ 10.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00 4%
1940  9 200 000 $ 9.10 $ 9.10 $ 9.10 $ 10 $ 14 $ 18 $ 46 11%
1940  11 279 0.4% Proof
1940 S 4 600 000 $ 8.50 $ 11 $ 12 $ 24 $ 53 $ 120 6%
1941  24 200 000 $ 6.00 $ 9.30 $ 9.30 $ 10 $ 11 $ 24 $ 59 21%
1941  15 412 0.7% Proof
1941 D 11 200 000 $ 7.90 $ 9.50 $ 11 $ 11 $ 16 $ 16 $ 98 10%
1941 S 8 100 000 $ 5.70 $ 9.00 $ 11 $ 12 $ 23 $ 24 $ 68 9%
1942  47 800 000 $ 9.10 $ 9.10 $ 9.70 $ 11 $ 14 $ 17 $ 39 32%
1942  21 120 1.0% Proof
1942 D 11 000 000 $ 11 $ 14 $ 14 $ 14 $ 16 $ 130 10%
1942 S 12 700 000 $ 9.60 $ 11 $ 12 $ 12 $ 18 $ 29 12%
1943  53 200 000 $ 8.10 $ 9.50 $ 9.50 $ 11 $ 15 $ 18 $ 35 33%
1943 D 11 300 000 $ 9.60 $ 11 $ 14 $ 19 $ 19 $ 76 11%
1943 D 0.3% Doubled die obverse
1943 S 13 500 000 $ 9.70 $ 9.70 $ 10 $ 10 $ 11 $ 11 $ 75 11%
1944  28 200 000 $ 8.60 $ 9.60 $ 9.60 $ 9.60 $ 14 $ 15 $ 45 22%
1944 D 9 800 000 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 $ 71 10%
1944 S 8 900 000 $ 10 $ 10 $ 10 $ 14 $ 19 $ 100 9%
1945  31 500 000 $ 8.50 $ 8.50 $ 9.40 $ 11 $ 12 $ 12 $ 39 24%
1945 D 10 000 000 $ 7.30 $ 9.70 $ 9.70 $ 9.70 $ 14 $ 17 $ 74 9%
1945 S 10 200 000 $ 8.70 $ 8.80 $ 11 $ 11 $ 17 $ 19 $ 87 9%
1946  12 100 000 $ 8.40 $ 8.90 $ 9.40 $ 11 $ 14 $ 19 $ 46 13%
1946 D 2 200 000 $ 10 $ 10 $ 14 $ 22 $ 79 4%
1946 S 3 700 000 $ 9.00 $ 12 $ 12 $ 12 $ 16 $ 72 6%
1947  4 100 000 $ 9.20 $ 10 $ 11 $ 13 $ 13 $ 27 $ 60 7%
1947 D 3 900 000 $ 11 $ 11 $ 11 $ 71 5%

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"
Heritage Auctions
Lot 25421
Internet Archive
Jun 20, 2017 1936 UNC
(PCGS MS65)
USD 135.13
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"
Katz
Auction 67
Lot 3277
Internet Archive
Sep 24, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 26.84
(EUR 25.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"
Katz
Auction 63
Lot 3952
Internet Archive
Jul 26, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 48.31
(EUR 45.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 1167
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 15.03
(EUR 14.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 1169
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 Undetermined AU USD 17.18
(EUR 16.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"
Katz
Auction 61
Lot 1168
Internet Archive
Jun 7, 2022 Undetermined XF USD 9.66
(EUR 9.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold ½ Dollar "Walking Liberty Half Dollar"
Katz
Auction 67
Lot 3276
Internet Archive
Sep 24, 2022 Undetermined VF USD 40.79
(EUR 38.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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