The 1938-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar (Buy on eBay) is considered one of the semi-key dates of the series. Amidst the surrounding issues which have mintages well into the millions, the 1938-D had a mintage of only 491,600. This represents the third lowest for the series behind the 1921 and 1921-D.
Around the time of release, collectors and dealers had become more astute at saving low mintage coins from circulation. As a result, there are a relatively high number of coins surviving in gem condition and higher. There are dozens of pieces graded MS67, which tend to sell for prices in the $3,000 to $5,000 range depending on quality.
- Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
- Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
- Weight: 12.50 grams
- Diameter: 30.6 mm
- Edge: Reeded