﻿1916-1947 Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar Value - Coinflation
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# 1916 - 1947 Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar Value (United States)

 U.S. MINT SPECIFICATIONS Denomination: \$0.50 Obverse Image: Lady Liberty walking and holding an olive branch. Reverse Image: A perched bald eagle. Metal Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper Total Weight: 12.5 grams Comments: The Walking Liberty half dollar obverse is considered (by many) the best designed silver coin in American coinage. [ ? ]

CALCULATING TODAY'S MELT VALUE (USD)
Using the latest metal prices and the specifications above, these are the numbers required to calculate melt value:

\$29.96  =silver price / ounce on Sep 12, 2024.
.90  =silver %
\$4.1185  =copper price / pound on Sep 12, 2024.
.10  =copper %
12.5  =total weight in grams
.0321507466  =ounce/gram conversion factor
.00220462262  =pound/gram conversion factor (see note directly below)

The CME uses pounds to price copper and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .00220462262 to make the conversion to grams. The silver price is based in troy ounces and that means we need to multiply the metal price by .0321507466 to make the conversion to grams.

1. Calculate 90% silver value :

(29.96 × .0321507466 × 12.5 × .90)  =  \$10.8364091415

\$10.8364 is the rounded silver value for the 1916-1947 silver Walking Liberty half dollar on September 12, 2024. This is usually the value used by coin dealers when selling these coins at melt value. However, the total melt value is continued below.

2. Calculate 10% copper value :

(4.1185 × .00220462262 × 12.5 × .10)  =  \$0.0113495

3. Add the two together :

\$10.8364091415 + \$0.0113495 = \$10.8477586415

\$10.8477586415 is the total melt value for the 1916-1947 silver Walking Liberty half dollar on September 12, 2024.

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MINTAGE AND COLLECTIBLE VALUE (USD)
 The "Year" column lists the year and mint mark on the coin -- D is for Denver, S is for San Francisco, and P is for Philadelphia. A coin without a mint mark means it was also minted in Philadelphia. The "Mintage" column is the number of coins struck and released by the U.S. Mint. The "Numismatic Value Range" column represents what people typically pay for that type of coin (usually a very wide price range depending on the condition).The PCGS price guide on silver Walking Liberty half dollars has an updated list of certified coin prices. Mintmark Location: Numismatic Value Range – Based On Condition: Year Mintage Good Fine Extra Fine Uncirculated 1916 Shop 608,000 \$36.00 - \$42.00 \$70.00 - \$80.00 \$175.00 - \$190.00 \$270.00 and up 1916 D Shop 1,014,400 \$36.00 - \$42.00 \$60.00 - \$70.00 \$180.00 - \$200.00 \$290.00 and up 1916 S Shop 508,000 \$85.00 - \$100.00 \$185.00 - \$210.00 \$425.00 - \$500.00 \$1000.00 and up 1917 Shop 12,292,000 \$11.00 - \$13.00 \$12.00 - \$14.00 \$30.00 - \$36.00 \$100.00 and up 1917 D obv Shop 765,400 \$19.00 - \$22.00 \$55.00 - \$65.00 \$165.00 - \$200.00 \$400.00 and up 1917 D rev Shop 1,940,000 \$12.00 - \$14.00 \$30.00 - \$35.00 \$210.00 - \$250.00 \$600.00 and up 1917 S obv Shop 952,000 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$95.00 - \$110.00 \$500.00 - \$600.00 \$1700.00 and up 1917 S rev Shop 5,554,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$45.00 - \$50.00 \$300.00 and up 1918 Shop 6,634,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$100.00 - \$125.00 \$250.00 and up 1918 D Shop 3,853,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$25.00 - \$30.00 \$175.00 - \$200.00 \$850.00 and up 1918 S Shop 10,282,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$50.00 - \$65.00 \$250.00 and up 1919 Shop 962,000 \$19.00 - \$22.00 \$50.00 - \$60.00 \$425.00 - \$500.00 \$1150.00 and up 1919 D Shop 1,165,000 \$19.00 - \$22.00 \$80.00 - \$95.00 \$625.00 - \$650.00 \$4000.00 and up 1919 S Shop 1,552,000 \$16.00 - \$19.00 \$55.00 - \$65.00 \$550.00 - \$600.00 \$2400.00 and up 1920 Shop 6,372,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$10.00 - \$12.00 \$55.00 - \$65.00 \$200.00 and up 1920 D Shop 1,551,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$50.00 - \$60.00 \$300.00 - \$350.00 \$1000.00 and up 1920 S Shop 4,624,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$20.00 - \$25.00 \$210.00 - \$250.00 \$650.00 and up 1921 Shop 246,000 \$125.00 - \$145.00 \$250.00 - \$300.00 \$1250.00 - \$1500.00 \$3200.00 and up 1921 D Shop 208,000 \$215.00 - \$250.00 \$300.00 - \$360.00 \$1800.00 - \$2100.00 \$6200.00 and up 1921 S Shop 548,000 \$35.00 - \$40.00 \$175.00 - \$200.00 \$2500.00 - \$3000.00 \$12,000.00 and up 1923 S Shop 2,178,000 \$12.00 - \$14.00 \$25.00 - \$28.00 \$250.00 - \$300.00 \$950.00 and up 1927 S Shop 2,392,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$125.00 - \$150.00 \$700.00 and up 1928 S Shop 1,940,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$180.00 - \$200.00 \$775.00 and up 1929 D Shop 1,001,200 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$80.00 - \$95.00 \$300.00 and up 1929 S Shop 1,902,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$14.00 - \$16.00 \$90.00 - \$110.00 \$325.00 and up 1933 S Shop 1,786,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$12.00 - \$14.00 \$35.00 - \$40.00 \$400.00 and up 1934 Shop 6,964,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$9.00 - \$10.00 \$13.00 - \$15.00 \$55.00 and up 1934 D Shop 2,361,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$9.00 - \$10.00 \$24.00 - \$28.00 \$100.00 and up 1934 S Shop 3,652,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$9.00 - \$10.000 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$250.00 and up 1935 Shop 9,162,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$7.50 - \$8.00 \$13.00 - \$14.00 \$30.00 and up 1935 D Shop 3,003,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$9.00 - \$10.00 \$22.00 - \$25.00 \$80.00 and up 1935 S Shop 3,854,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$9.00 - \$10.00 \$20.00 - \$24.00 \$180.00 and up 1936 Shop 12,617,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$7.50 - \$8.00 \$13.00 - \$14.00 \$30.00 and up 1936 D Shop 4,252,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$9.00 - \$10.00 \$15.00 - \$18.00 \$50.00 and up 1936 S Shop 3,884,000 \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$9.00 - \$10.00 \$15.00 - \$18.00 \$100.00 and up 1938 D Shop 491,600 \$80.00 - \$90.00 \$70.00 - \$85.00 100.00 - 115.00 \$275.00 and up Others Shop Unknown \$6.50 - \$7.00 \$7.50 - \$8.00 \$10.00 - \$12.00 \$25.00 and up If you're interested in learning more about grading coins, Photograde is an excellent resource.

EBAY AUCTIONS - SILVER WALKING LIBERTY HALF DOLLARS ONLY
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