Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1943-S is rarer than the 1945-S and 1946-S, but not as rare as the other S-Mints of the 1940s. Nonetheless, it is one of the key dates to the 1940-1947 set. Strike is a problem with this issue, as it is for all 1940 to 1944 S-Mint Walkers. The left hand of Ms. Liberty is often so weak it cannot be seen at all. Sharply struck Gems are very scarce and definitely worth a premium price. Luster can be very white and frosty and this issue is also often found with varying degrees of toning.

 

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
13450000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
9819
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 650000 R-1.4 60 / 66 TIE 60 / 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 PCGS #6620 (MS)     67+
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Donn Murphy Collection

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade