1923-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6586
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
2,178,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5612, $47,000

4 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Dakota Collection - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 10/2011 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98580, $28,200 - Duckor Family Collection of Liberty Walking Halves

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
10 MS65+ PCGS grade MS65+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2014:5612, $47,000

 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Dakota Collection - Legend Numismatics, sold privately in 10/2011 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part II - Heritage 10/2014:98580, $28,200 - Duckor Family Collection of Liberty Walking Halves

#4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS65+ PCGS grade #10 MS65+ PCGS grade
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.