Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1942 is one of the three most common Walking Liberty half dollars in uncirculated and Gem condition, along with the 1943 and 1946-D. The typical 1942 is very well struck. Luster can be very frosty as many original uncirculated rolls were saved.

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
47818000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
24379
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 2500000 R-1.0 63 / 66 TIE 63 / 66 TIE
All Grades 250000 R-1.8 63 / 66 TIE 63 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 62500 R-2.3 65 / 66 TIE 65 / 66 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade