Expert Comments

David Hall

The 1945-S is the second most common San Francisco Mint Walker, after the 1946-S. While the strike is not usually as sharp as you will see on the Philadelphia and Denver Mint coins, the strike on the typical 1945-S is much stronger than is found on the 1940 thru 1944 San Francisco issues. The 1945-S can be found either toned or with frosty luster, though the luster tends to be a little more satiny than on the D-Mints.

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
10156000
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
13269
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 500000 R-1.6 46 / 66 TIE 46 / 66 TIE
All Grades 125000 R-1.9 56 / 66 TIE 56 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 15000 R-2.9 48 / 66 TIE 48 / 66 TIE

Condition Census

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

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 10/2017:276, $17,038 - Lulu Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2013:4960, $21,150

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