1923-S 50C VF20

CERTIFICATION#: 11844871
PCGS#: 6586

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: There were only three issues of this series struck between 1921 and 1929...the 1923-S, 1927-S, and 1928-S. All three coins are scarce in higher grades, rare in mint state condition, and very rare in Gem condition. The 1923-S is somewhat rarer than the other two in higher circulated grades. It is definitely the rarest of the three in mint state and Gem mint state condition.

This is the first issue in the Walking Liberty half dollar series in which strike can be a definite problem. From here on out...until the last S-Mint was struck in 1946, most of the S-Mint Walkers have weak stirke problems, some severely so. It is not unusual to find mint state 1923-S half dollars that are very weakly struck on Ms. Liberty's hand and the central devices on the reverse. Examples that are relatively sharply struck are hard to find and well worth the premium price they often bring. Luster can be frosty and there are many mint state survivors that are toned.

 

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 2,178,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
17
1
3
16
2
4
19
6
6
21
9
45+
555
50+
825
53+
1,275
55+
1,675
58+
1,900
62+
3,250
63+
4,350
64+
6,500
1
65+
23,000
4
66+
49,000
2
67
85,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 105,000 R-1.9 24 / 66 TIE 24 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 825 R-5.3 10 / 66 10 / 66
65 or Better 95 R-8.0 14 / 66 TIE 14 / 66 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade