1916 50c MS

Mintage: 608,000

1916-D 50c MS

Mintage: 1,014,400

1916-S 50c MS

Mintage: 508,000

1917 50c MS

Mintage: 12,292,000

1917-D 50c MS Obverse

Mintage: 765,400

1917-D 50c MS Reverse

Mintage: 1,940,000

1917-S 50c MS Obverse

Mintage: 952,000

1917-S 50c MS Reverse

Mintage: 5,554,000

1918 50c MS

Mintage: 6,634,000

1918-D 50c MS

Mintage: 3,853,040

1918-S 50c MS

Mintage: 10,282,000

1919 50c MS

Mintage: 962,000

1919-D 50c MS

Mintage: 1,165,000

1919-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,552,000

1920 50c MS

Mintage: 6,372,000

1920-D 50c MS

Mintage: 1,551,000

1920-S 50c MS

Mintage: 4,624,000

1921 50c MS

Mintage: 246,000

1921-D 50c MS

Mintage: 208,000

1921-S 50c MS

Mintage: 548,000

1923-S 50c MS

Mintage: 2,178,000

1927-S 50c MS

Mintage: 2,392,000

1928-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,940,000

1929-D 50c MS

Mintage: 1,001,200

1929-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,902,000

1933-S 50c MS

Mintage: 1,786,000

1934 50c MS

Mintage: 6,964,000

1934-D 50c MS

Mintage: 2,361,000

1934-S 50c MS

Mintage: 3,652,000

1935 50c MS

Mintage: 9,162,000

1935-D 50c MS

Mintage: 3,003,800

1935-S 50c MS

Mintage: 3,854,000

1936 50c MS

Mintage: 12,614,000

1936-D 50c MS

Mintage: 4,252,400

1936-S 50c MS

Mintage: 3,884,000

1937 50c MS

Mintage: 9,522,000

1937-D 50c MS

Mintage: 1,676,000

1937-S 50c MS

Mintage: 2,090,000

1938 50c MS

Mintage: 4,110,000

1938-D 50c MS

Mintage: 491,600

1939 50c MS

Mintage: 6,812,000

1939-D 50c MS

Mintage: 4,267,800

1939-S 50c MS

Mintage: 2,552,000

1940 50c MS

Mintage: 9,156,000

1940-S 50c MS

Mintage: 4,550,000

1941 50c MS

Mintage: 24,192,000

1941-D 50c MS

Mintage: 11,248,400

1941-S 50c MS

Mintage: 8,098,000

1942 50c MS

Mintage: 47,818,000

1942-D 50c MS

Mintage: 10,973,800

1942-S 50c MS

Mintage: 12,708,000

1943 50c MS

Mintage: 53,190,000

1943-D 50c MS

Mintage: 11,346,000

1943-S 50c MS

Mintage: 13,450,000

1944 50c MS

Mintage: 28,206,000

1944-D 50c MS

Mintage: 9,769,000

1944-S 50c MS

Mintage: 8,904,000

1945 50c MS

Mintage: 31,502,000

1945-D 50c MS

Mintage: 9,966,800

1945-S 50c MS

Mintage: 10,156,000

1946 50c MS

Mintage: 12,118,000

1946-D 50c MS

Mintage: 2,151,000

1946-S 50c MS

Mintage: 3,724,000

1947 50c MS

Mintage: 4,094,000

1947-D 50c MS

Mintage: 3,900,600

Series Overview

Walking Liberty half dollars are widely considered one of the most beautiful silver coins the United States has ever struck. The Walking Liberty half dollar was designed by Adolph A. Weinman and was issued from 1916 through 1947 and became one of the most popular coins of all time.

Walking Liberty half dollars are mostly common coins that are made from a composition consisting of 90% silver and 10% copper. Therefore, low-grade Walking Liberty half dollars are commonly traded as junk silver coins among investors and collectors at spot or at very small premiums just above melt.

While most Walking Liberty half dollars are highly common and affordable, especially in the lower circulated grades, there are several scarce dates that command significant premiums. These include all 1916 Walking Liberty half dollars (from the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints), 1917-D and 1917-S obverse mintmark half dollars, 1919-D, all 1921 halves (Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco), and 1938-D Walking Liberty half dollar. Also scarce are all Walking Liberty half dollars minted before 1934 in grades of XF40 or better. All pre-1934 Walking half dollars grading in MS65 or higher are rare.