The 1942 Walking Liberty half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1942 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1942
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 1942 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1942 D half dollar and 1942 S half dollar. The mint mark can be found on the reverse side of the coin on the lower left side.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1942 Philadelphia 47,818,000
1942 D Denver 10,973,800
1942 S San Francisco 12,708,000

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 1942 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 $60.

The 1942 D half dollar and the 1942 S half dollar have similar values. Each 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 $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 $80.

Proof coins are available and they are each valued at around $500 in PR 65 condition. There were only 21,120 proof coins minted.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1943 Half Dollar
1941 Half Dollar
1940 Half Dollar