1934-D 50C MS66 Certification #25791506, PCGS #6593

Expert Comments

David Hall

Starting in 1934, all of the Walking Liberty half dollars (with the lone exception of the very low mintage 1938-D) are very common in low circulated grades and sell for just a small premium over their silver bullion value. In mint state condition, the story is quite different and the dates vary in availability greatly. The 1934-D is one of the very rarest of the 1934-1947 Walkers in mint state condition. It is also very tough in Gem condition. Strike can be a problem with this issue, but unlike the S-Mints which often have weakness on Ms. Liberty's hand, the 1934-D can suffer from a weakly struck head, and for some reason an incompletely struck date is often seen. Luster is of the white frosty type so look for a nice frosty coin with a well struck head and date.

 

 

Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
2361400
Weight
12.50 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
27
Pop Lower
2565
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 117500 R-1.9 24 / 66 TIE 24 / 66 TIE
All Grades 8000 R-3.4 32 / 66 32 / 66
60 or Better 1500 R-4.8 31 / 66 31 / 66

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  PCGS #6593 (MS)     67

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5271, $23,000 - Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade