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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 6708)

The 1938 Half dollar is part of a series of Walking Liberty half dollar coins struck from 1916-1947. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of 4,110,000 struck.
The 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar comes from a mintage of just over four million. This is only notable because it is the lowest of all the Philadelphia mint issues of the so called common Walker era from 1934 to 1946. Therefore, it is ever so slightly scarcer in Mint State than the rest of the bunch. Relatively common through MS66, then a bit tougher in MS67 and very rare in MS68 as just a few exist. Overall, the issue is very attractive with strong strikes and luster. Pretty golden color is often found with this date.
Obverse: Liberty portrayed standing on a rock, facing left, with flowing robes and her right hand outstretched with a star-covered drapery flowing behind her. I bright sun, with extended rays is rising from the horizon on the lower left. The word LIBERTY frames the periphery and date appears at the bottom center. and the motto IN GOD WE TRUST is in the right field.
Reverse: A large eagle perched on a rock, facing left with wings elevated in a defensive posture. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and HALF DOLLAR appear on the periphery. The motto E PLURIBUS UNUM sits atop a small olive branch left of the eagle.

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Catalog Detail

GSID: 6708
Coin Date: 1938
Denomination: 50c / Half dollar
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,110,000
Coinage Type: Walking Liberty half dollar
Coinage Years: 1916-1947
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 12.5 gr
Weight: 0.36169 oz
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
PCGS #: 6604
NGC ID: 24RU
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