1943-S 50C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -45651
PCGS#: 6620

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers & Merena Nov '88 Price Realized $247.5

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1943-S is rarer than the 1945-S and 1946-S, but not as rare as the other S-Mints of the 1940s. Nonetheless, it is one of the key dates to the 1940-1947 set. Strike is a problem with this issue, as it is for all 1940 to 1944 S-Mint Walkers. The left hand of Ms. Liberty is often so weak it cannot be seen at all. Sharply struck Gems are very scarce and definitely worth a premium price. Luster can be very white and frosty and this issue is also often found with varying degrees of toning.

 

 

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 13,450,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 650,000 R-1.4 60 / 66 TIE 60 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 50,000 R-2.5 43 / 66 TIE 43 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 42 / 66 TIE 42 / 66 TIE

Condition Census

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