The 1919-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar (Buy on eBay) does not have a particularly low mintage, however gem graded examples represent a great rarity for the series.
There were a total of 1,165,000 half dollars struck at the Denver Mint in 1919. The coins subsequently saw heavy circulation, narrowing the survival rate for pristine examples. Furthermore, consistently weak strikes and subsequent melting have contributed to the low availability of uncirculated examples.
On a combined basis, the coin grading firms PCGS and NGC show fewer than 400 pieces graded MS60 or higher. The number of coins graded MS65 or higher drops to only 15 examples. There is only a single MS-66 graded example known. This coin has sold for more than $250,000 on two separate occasions.
- Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Weight: 12.50 grams
- Diameter: 30.6 mm
- Edge: Reeded