The 1938 Walking Liberty half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1938 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1938
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: 11.25 grams
Total Weight: 12.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $6.33

The US minted the 1938 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1938 D half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin on the lower left side.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1938 Philadelphia 4,110,000
1938 D Denver 491,600

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $6.33 as of October 22, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $17.50 per ounce.

The 1938 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $18. In extremely fine condition the value is around $20. In uncirculated condition the price is around $70 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $160.

The 1938 D half dollar is more rare and more valuable. This coin is worth around $55 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $100 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $160. In uncirculated condition the price is around $475 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $650.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $675 in PR 65 condition. There were only 8,152 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1939 Half Dollar
1937 Half Dollar
1936 Half Dollar