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1942-S Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS63 Brown Label

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Why purchase this 1942-S Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar?

World War II shaped the world for more than half a century. Among the most important events of the year were the invention of napalm and the internment of over 120,000 Japanese Americans. This Walking Liberty Half Dollar, part of one of the most popular series in American numismatic history, offers a special connection with that troubled era.

  • This coin was 50 cents legal tender in the United States.
  • It was struck on a 12.5 g planchet of .900 fine silver.
  • This piece bears the "S" mint mark of the San Francisco Mint.
  • The coin is part of a mintage of 12,708,000 pieces.
  • This piece is part of one of the most beloved coin series in American history.
  • It was struck during World War II.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin Mint State 63.
  • NGC provided the grade on a brown label.

Exquisite Eagle Design by Adolph Weinman

Obverse: Both faces of this coin were designed by Adolph Weinman. On the obverse, Liberty, draped in the American flag and wearing a Phrygian cap, carries branches that represent honors bestowed upon civilians and members of the military. The morning sun rises on the left. Obverse inscriptions read, "LIBERTY," "IN GOD WE TRUST," and "1942."

Reverse: On the reverse, an eagle spreads its wings while perched on a mountain crag. A mountain pine sapling that extends from a crack in the rock represents the United States. "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "HALF DOLLAR" are inscribed along the rim, while the statutory motto "E PLURIBUS UNUM" is on the left. Adolph Weinman designed two of the best known historic American coins, this Walking Liberty Half Dollar and the Mercury Dime, as well as other numismatic pieces. HIs artistic talent extended beyond numismatics, though, and many of his sculptures remain on display in cities across America.

Well Preserved MS63 with Brown Label

This coin's grade comes provided on a brown label. Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) gave the coin a Mint State 63 grade, which indicates that it has about an average strike.

Add this Silver 1942-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar to your collection today.



This 1942-S Silver Walking Liberty Half Dollar NGC MS63 Brown Label is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.

Year of Issue:1942
Mint:U.S. Mint
Mint Mark:S
Branch:San Francisco
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:MS63
Label/Signature:Brown Label
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Weight in Grams:11.250 g
Weight in Ounces:0.3617 oz
Diameter:30.6 mm
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:0.50
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