The 1937 Walking Liberty half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1937 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1937
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .36169 oz.
Total Weight: 12.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $5.99

The US minted the 1937 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1937 D half dollar and 1937 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
1937 Philadelphia 9,522,000
1937 D Denver 1,676,000
1937 S San Francisco 2,090,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $5.99 as of December 09, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.57 per ounce.

The 1937 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 $40 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $70.

The 1937 D half dollar is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $18 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $32. In uncirculated condition the price is around $215 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $265.

The 1937 S 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 $25. In uncirculated condition the price is around $165 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $210.

Proof coins with no mint mark are available and they are each valued at around $850 in PR 65 condition. There were only 5,728 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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1938 Half Dollar
1936 Half Dollar
1935 Half Dollar