The 1936 Walking Liberty half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1936 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1936
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .36169 oz.
Total Weight: 12.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $6.01

The US minted the 1936 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1936 D half dollar and 1936 S half dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin on the lower left side.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1936 Philadelphia 12,614,000
1936 D Denver 4,252,400
1936 S San Francisco 3,884,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $6.01 as of December 11, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.63 per ounce.

The 1936 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $16. In extremely fine condition the value is around $18. In uncirculated condition the price is around $45 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $75.

The 1936 D half dollar is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $16 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $20. In uncirculated condition the price is around $85 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $120.

The 1936 S half dollar is more valuable in uncirculated condition. This coin is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $16 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $22. In uncirculated condition the price is around $130 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $200.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $3,200 in PR 65 condition. There were only 3,901 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Good- The rims of the coin are defined. The motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the front of the coin is readable.

Very fine- The lines on Lady Liberty's skirt look sharp. There is a small amount of wear on Lady Liberty's right arm and breast.

Extremely fine- Almost all of Lady Liberty's gown lines are visible.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR 65 proof- There are no flaws to this coin. A few blemishes may be present.

Conclusion

Condition can play a large role in the value of these coins. In the better condition grades these coins can sell for a premium above their silver melt value. If you have a valuable coin then we recommend placing it into a coin holder.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1937 Half Dollar
1935 Half Dollar
1934 Half Dollar