Walking Liberty Halves

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There are 18 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 4, 2024

Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Walking Liberty 50C 1916 1916
AU58
PCGS
30650086
Choice $915 First Year Issue, Brilliant Frosted Luster, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A nicely frosted 1916 Walking Liberty half with brilliant luster during bright light inspection. Light peripheral gold toning is noted on both sides. Essentially unabraded with a single contact mark at the obverse stem end that is well hidden. Typically struck for the 1916 issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916D 1916-D
MS65
PCGS
44394843
Gem $3250 First Year Denver Design Issue, Pretty Golden-Rose Shades, Gem Original. The 1916 Philadelphia and Denver struck Walking Liberty halves have comparable rarity in the higher Mint State grades. I could not resist adding this notable gem Denver example to inventory. A well frosted example with radiant luster and the expected cartwheels given a moderate golden patina that turns to rose closer to the peripheries. If luster and superb eye appeal are your cup of tea, this new offering might warrant a closer look. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921D 1921-D
VG10
PCGS
6616202015
Choice $700 Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces. The 1921-D and 1921-S are the unquestioned key dates within the Walking Liberty half dollar series. The 1921-D sports the lowest mintage of the series and is even rare in the lower circulated grades. GFRC located this perfectly original example at the Summer Baltimore show for inventory. One can never have enough 1921-D example in inventory, right? Surfaces are toned a natural coin gray. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1923S 1923-S
AU58
PCGS
42527456
Choice $4250 Dirty Gray Patina, Frosted Luster, Choice Original, Important Grade, Twin Lakes Collection. From 1923 to 1928, the San Francisco mint issued coinage for only three years; 1923-S, 1927-S, and 1928-S. The 1923-S is the better date among the three with an AU58 CAC approved example being released by Twin Lakes. This is a light gray toned example with the typical high rims and "dished" appearance. Frosted luster originates from granular textured mint bloom. Fields are pristine and pleasing. Everyman set builders should take a close look at this choice example. Priced at the CDN CAC Guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1928S 1928-S
AU50 NGC
2100679048
Choice $1050 Scarce San Francisco Date, Choice Surfaces, Well Struck for Date. The 1928-S Walking Liberty half dollar date is scarce in higher circulated grades and a tad better date than the 1927-S. Weak obverse strikes are a chronic issue which must taken into account when considering an acquisition. The newly consigned example retains its original mint frost and partial radiance under a bright light. Hints of light gold are evident on both sides. Strike is quite pleasing as there are vertical gown lines on the leg with the hand being completely outlined. Liberty's head is entirely impressed and nicely detailed. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1933S 1933-S
MS64
PCGS
45234162
Choice $2750 New April 1! Scarce at Grade, Near-Gem Original, Gray Patina. GFRC Buyback, Price Reduction. As a Great Depression issue, 1933-S strikes were not saved in any substantial quantities leading to scarcity in Mint State. CAC has only approved 42 examples at the offered grade level with 94 finer. This is noteworthy given a mintage of 1,786,000. This is a near-gem original example that has thick gray patina. Luster features frosted texture though muted by the thick patina. Strike is absolutely hammered with deeply impressed skirt lines, thumb, and head details. Collectors who value strict originality over brilliant frosted luster should carefully consider this example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6591
Walking Liberty 50C 1934 1934
MS65
PCGS
43133868
Gem $475 New April 1! Gem Original, Sheffield Collection.. Thick and creamy satiny luster radiates from well preserved surfaces. Other than a tiny luster break in the right obverse field, rich mint bloom is continuous on both sides. All of the vertical skirt lines are fully defined along with intricate head details and complete outreached hand and thumb. This gem provide above average presentation under a bright light given the cartwheels and satiny radiance. CAC notes 372 in all grades with 121 at the offered level. CDN CAC guide currently stands at $468 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6592
Walking Liberty 50C 1934D 1934-D
MS64
PCGS
34761436
Choice $600 New April 1! Earlier Branch Mint Issue, Near-Gem Original. Coin collecting came into its own in the 1930s, with the advent of coin boards that sold into the millions. Most people pursued lower denomination pieces, typically cents, but the coin mania bled into higher denominations as well. Today, Mint State examples from this era are more affordable than those of the previous decade, especially for Branch Mint issues. This frosty 1934-D half is largely untoned with only a few bits of deeper patina evident. CAC notes 206 pieces total. The CAC price guide value is $624. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6593
Walking Liberty 50C 1934S 1934-S
MS63
PCGS
12860733
Choice $1300 New April 1! Choice Original, Sheffield Collection.. The run of "rare" San Francisco dates in Mint State concludes with the 1934-S issue. This date is nearly as rare as the 1833-S which is also offered by the Sheffield consignor in our Two Fine Gentlemen auction event. Pastel yellow-blue, aquamarine, and gold are overlaid on frosted surfaces with the obverse toning being denser. Regardless, the frosted radiance is substantial under angled lighting while the cartwheels are equally vibrant. Strike is complete with fully formed vertical skirt lines, outreached hand, and Liberty's cap. With a 10x, a few scattered micro-ticks are noted but of no consequence. Only 11 examples have been CAC approved at the offer grade with 173 stickered in all grades. The CDN CAC guide is $1230 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6594
Walking Liberty 50C 1937D 1937-D
MS65
PCGS
32694671
Gem $865 New April 1! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gem Original.. GFRC Buyback, Price Reduction. The 1937-D and 1937-S Walking Liberty dates are equally scarce in Mint State with mintages of 1,676,000 and 2,090,000. Truly original and undipped examples are scarce in full gem based on CAC approval rates. CAC has approved 103 Denver strikes at the MS65 grade. This example screams originality with its brilliant frosted luster and faint copper-gold toning. Bright light exposure releases frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of definition weakness at the thumb. Surfaces are pristine with some die polished lines seen during 10x review. A classic gem that warranted close scrutiny. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6602
Walking Liberty 50C 1938 1938
MS65
CACG
380365640
Gem $450 New April 1! Gem Original, Sheffield Collection.. Rich frosted luster radiates from surfaces graced with continuous mint bloom. Cartwheels are as expected for an accurately designated gem. More important is the natural light silver-gray coloration that is indicative of 100% originality. It is obvious that this "walker" has not been dipped to enhance the luster. Strike is complete with deep vertical skirt lines along with full right facing hand and distinct thumb. This is a thoroughly solid lot consistent with conservative CACG grading standards. CACG has certified 13 pieces as of mid-February 2024 with a price guide of $445 as reference. Housed in a new CAC Grading (2023) holder. PCGS #6604
Walking Liberty 50C 1938D 1938-D
MS66+
NGC
6819810005
Gem $2850 New April 4! A Gem "Luster Bomb", Lakeland Collection. If assembling a top end Walking Liberty half dollar collection, this 1938-D example need immediately consideration. Simply stated, this is a gem "luster bomb" that drips frosted radiance under lighting. The strike is 100% complete with deeply impressed vertical skirt lines and a complete right facing hand. Under a 10x, the obverse fields are striated with that polishing also seen on the reverse but to a lessor degree. I've got to give this lot a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The CAC price guide indicates $2700 at the certified grade. Our offer price for an MS66+ is more than fair. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1939S 1939-S
MS67
NGC
1579719004
Gem $1650 New April 1! Gem Original, Sheffield Collection.. None finer at CAC is an appropriate note for starting this Sheffield Collection 1939-S description! Pristine surfaces are entirely unabraded and worthy of this lofty certified grade. The frosted luster is brilliant and completely undisturbed. Strike is also complete with full vertical skirt lines and an outlined thumb. Faint golden hues are evident under a bright light. Scattered die polish lines are nicely detailed under a 10x. CAC population in "67" stands at 204 with none finer. The CAC price guide value is $1580. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6608
Walking Liberty 50C 1939S 1939-S
MS66+ NGC
6282636002
Gem $650 Frosted Luster, Circular Rose-Green Toning, Gem Original, Lakeland Collection. GFRC images accurately capture the circular toning on this superb gem 1939-S half dollar. Not a scare issue with its mintage of 2,552,000 but the unique toning is captivating under a bright light. Centers are toned a light yellow gold and surrounded by rings of rose and green-gold on both sides. Strike is close to complete with fully defined thumb though a few skirt lines are not continuous at the left facing knee. A cool new offering from the Lakeland Collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1943D 1943-D
MS67+
NGC
6275089002
Gem $1695 New April 1! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gem Original.. GFRC Buyback, Price Reduction. Approaching "perfection" best describes this superb gem 1943-D Walking Liberty half dollar. Creamy mint frost covers both sides along with faint gold patina that is a touch deeper at the rims. Thick frosted luster appears when placed under angled lighting along with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all device details deeply impressed including the topmost skirt lines and thumb. Finally, the surfaces are pristine without tiny abrasions during 10x review. The certified MS67+ grade and CAC approval place this lot at the condition census as CAC has yet to approve a single MS68. Pricing a coin at this quality level is challenging. The PCGS price guide number at MS67+ is $2750 with auction records consistent with the reserve price. A superb gem for those building the finest registry sets. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6619
Walking Liberty 50C 1945S 1945-S
MS66+ NGC
6352247006
Gem $400 New March 30! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Gem Original, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. Brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels are promptly noted when placing this superb gem 1945-S half dollar under angled lighting. Mint frost is continuous on both side along with unabraded surfaces. Rims are sharp and without a single contact mark. Peripheral copper-gold toning is stronger on the obverse but also evident on the reverse. Center obverse strike is incomplete with missing upper skirt lines and partial thumb. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945S 1945-S
MS66+ NGC
6605179002
Gem $750 Superb Eye Appeal, Pastel Shades, Gem Original, CAC Approval, Lakeland Collection. This superb 1945-S half presents light pastel shades that are concentrated at the obverse periphery along with brilliant frosted luster. A bright light further activates the cartwheels. GFRC images present the coloration equivalent to when this coin is resting under an LED desk lamp and viewed at an angle. I see greens and gold with a light mix of rose on the obverse. Strike is typical for the issue along with dies being notably worn with metal flow lines emerging at the centers and rims. The CDN CAC price guide jumps from $376 at MS66 to $6,560 in MS67. Please note that this offering has been awarded a (+) grade due to its premium eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946 1946
Doubled Die Reverse
MS65
PCGS
47965819
Gem $3150 New April 1! Doubled Die Reverse, Gem Original, Sheffield Collection.. The 1946 Double Die Reverse continues to be popular after being listed separately in the PCGS price guide along with Cherrypickers as FS-801. The doubling on E PLURIBUS UNUM is substantial enough to be easily recognized by die variety enthusiasts. In Gem MInt State, the PCGS population report indicates 61 pieces with 27 finer. When considering CAC approval, those numbers drop significantly with 18 approved at grade and 16 finer. This example presents brilliant frosted radiance and spinning cartwheels. The certified grade appears to be conservative given the unblemished surfaces. If serious about "walkers", this major die variety gem would be an exciting addition. The CAC price guide is $3150 for reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6632