1918-S 50C MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 25172539
PCGS#: 6576

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: Due to the fact that it has the third highest mintage of any of the 1916 to 1939 Walking Liberty half dollars, the 1918-S is one of the most common Walkers in lower grades. I remember that as a kid in the late 1950's and early 1960's,  the one pre-1934 Walker you could find in change was the 1918-S. However, the 1918-S is scarce in mint state and one of the rarest Walkers of all in Gem MS65 or better condition. This date obviously wasn't saved in any quantity at the time of issue. In fact, the 1918-S is rarer in Gem condition than all other Walkers except the 1919-D, 1921-S, and 1918-D. It is about equal in rarity to the 1917-D reverse, 1917-S obverse, and 1921-D, all key dates in the Walking Liberty half dollar series. For mint state examples of the 1918-S, strike can be a problem. Well struck examples are definitely very rare. Luster is usually a more subdued satin white, or the coin can have toning of varying degrees.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 10,282,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
16
4
45+
140
50+
255
53+
320
55+
375
58+
475
62+
1,350
63+
2,300
65+
28,500
1
66
45,000
1
66+
52,500
67
85,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 150,000 R-1.9 24 / 66 TIE 24 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 1,600 R-4.7 20 / 66 20 / 66
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 3 / 66 TIE 3 / 66 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade