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1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Obverse       1942 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Reverse


1942 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS Nos: 6614, 6642

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 47,818,000
Proofs: 21,120

Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman

Diameter: 30 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%

Weight: 193 grains (12.5 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) near the rim below the branch on the reverse

Images courtesy of Northeast Numismatics, Inc.

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 68.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1872, illustrated, sold for $2,300.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8524, not illustrated, sold for $402.50  From the estate of Harry West

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 776, not illustrated, sold for $334.00

PCGS Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1873, not illustrated, sold for $253.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 316, sold for $299.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1521, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

PCGS Proof 63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1874, not illustrated, sold for $287.00

PCGS MS-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6311, not illustrated, sold for $1,293.75

PCGS MS-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 317, sold for $316.25

ICG MS-67.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 8495, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1875, not illustrated, sold for $149.00

Proof-67.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 558 sold for $805.00

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 559, sold for $368.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1124, not plated, sold for $253.00

Varieties:

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-68's.

The finest proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-69.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, January 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service