1942 50C PR69 Certification #37917234, PCGS #6642

Expert Comments

David Hall

Walking Liberty half dollars were only struck in proof for seven years, 1936 to 1942. World War Two was the reason for the hiatus in the striking of proofs of any denomination. The proofs were popular with collectors and each year from 1936 to1942 saw more proofs struck than the previous year. The 1942 is understandably the highest mintage and most common of the proof Walking Liberty half dollars. There are a substantial number of Superb Gems known, along with a very small number of Cameos.

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
21120
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
6774
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 18500 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
All Grades 18325 R-2.8 7 / 7 7 / 7
60 or Better 11500 R-2.9 7 / 7 7 / 7

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR69 PCGS grade PR69 PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade PR68+ PCGS grade

Young-Dakota Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR68+ PCGS grade PR68+ PCGS grade

JBN Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 PR68+ PCGS grade PR68+ PCGS grade
2 PR68+ PCGS grade PR68+ PCGS grade