1929-S 50C F12 Certification #28540047, PCGS #6590

Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1929-S is the last of the early, i.e. 1916 to 1929, Walking Liberty half dollars. Like all the early date Walkers this issue wasn't saved in any meaningful quantity at the time of issue. Mint state survivors are scarce and Gems are very scarce. The typical 1929-S has somewhat subdued luster. Strike is not the problem you see in the later S-Mints but sharply struck specimens are the exception as most have a little softness in the central devices.

 

 


Ron Guth

According to a notice in the June 1934 issue of The Numismatist (p. 416), collectors could still purchase Uncirculated 1929-S Half Dollars directly from the U.S. Treasury for "the face value of the coins and an amount sufficient to cover the mail charrges by first-class mail."

PCGS #
6590
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
1902000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
1675
Pop Lower
60
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 95000 R-2.0 20 / 66 TIE 20 / 66 TIE
All Grades 2500 R-4.5 22 / 66 22 / 66
60 or Better 550 R-5.9 24 / 66 24 / 66
65 or Better 95000
All Grades 2500
60 or Better 550
65 or Better R-2.0
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-5.9
65 or Better 20 / 66 TIE
All Grades 22 / 66
60 or Better 24 / 66
65 or Better 20 / 66 TIE
All Grades 22 / 66
60 or Better 24 / 66

Condition Census Learn More

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

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Duckor Family Collection of Liberty Walking Halves

3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade

Duckor Family Collection of Liberty Walking Halves

MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade