Expert Comments

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.

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
12708000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
9401
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 600000 R-1.5 54 / 66 TIE 54 / 66 TIE
All Grades 50000 R-2.5 43 / 66 TIE 43 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 7500 R-3.5 42 / 66 TIE 42 / 66 TIE

Condition Census

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

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

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

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

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4303, $47,000

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade