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1945 50c Sunburst, FS-401 MS

1945 50c Sunburst, FS-401 MS

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 351938)

The 1945 Half dollar is part of a series of Walking Liberty half dollar coins struck from 1916-1947. The specific variety is Sunburst. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 90% silver; 10% copper from a mintage of 31,502,000 struck.
Radiating die stress cracks are most visible from Miss Liberty’s shoulder into the flag.
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: 351938
Coin Date: 1945
Denomination: 50c / Half dollar
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 31,502,000
Coinage Type: Walking Liberty half dollar
Coinage Years: 1916-1947
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Variety: Sunburst
Variety 2: FS-401
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 12.5 gr
Weight: 0.36169 oz
Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
NGC ID: 24SF
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