The 1945 Walking Liberty half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1945 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1945
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 1945 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1945 D half dollar and 1945 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
1945 Philadelphia 31,502,000
1945 D Denver 9,966,800
1945 S San Francisco 10,156,000

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 10, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.63 per ounce.

The 1945 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 $35 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $50.

The 1945 D half dollar is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $17.50 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $18. In uncirculated condition the price is around $35 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $60.

Lastly the 1945 S half dollar is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $17.50 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $18. In uncirculated condition the price is around $38 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $55.

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1946 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
1944 Half Dollar
1943 Half Dollar