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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 285291)

The 1940-S Half dollar is part of a series of Walking Liberty half dollar coins struck from 1916-1947. Struck in San Francisco and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of 4,550,000 struck.
Prooflike surfaces. The toughest date of all the 1940’s Walking Liberty Half Dollar, the 1940-S is underrated because the more common 1941-S receives more attention for being part of the popular short set. The 1940-S is readily available in Mint State up to MS66, which is slightly better. Only its finest MS67 is very scarce. A major warning with this issue is that it is known to have the weakest strike of all Walkers. Liberty is very often flat and without any detail vertically up the center of the device.
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. The mintmark is small, and placed below the olive branch near the left rim.

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GSID: 285291
Coin Date: 1940-S
Denomination: 50c / Half dollar
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: S
Mint Location: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,550,000
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
NGC ID: 24S2
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