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1942-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6617
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
12,708,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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 600,000 R-1.5 54 / 66 TIE 54 / 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600,000
60 or Better 50,000
65 or Better 7,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.5
60 or Better R-2.5
65 or Better R-3.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 54 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 42 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 54 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 42 / 66 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

“LuLu's Walking Liberty Half Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2017:220, $34,075

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4303, $47,000

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

“LuLu's Walking Liberty Half Set” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 7/2017:220, $34,075

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4303, $47,000

#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1942-S is a scarce coin in Gem condition. It is almost as rare as the 1941-S and it is a little rarer than the 1943-S and 1944-S. All four issues have a problem with strike. Most 1942-S Walking Liberty half dollars have very weak detail on Ms. Liberty's left hand. Many frosty white lustrous examples do exist as original uncirculated rolls were saved. It's strike that is the stopper on this issue.

Regency XVI Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | February 18, 2016

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