The 1946 Walking Liberty half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1946 Walking Liberty Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1946
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 1946 Walking Liberty half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1946 D Walking Liberty half dollar and 1946 S Walking Liberty 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
1946 Philadelphia 12,118,000
1946 D Denver 2,151,000
1946 S San Francisco 3,724,000

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 1946 Walking Liberty half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $9 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $17.50. In extremely fine condition the value is around $18. In uncirculated condition the price is around $37 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $50.

The 1946 D Walking Liberty 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 $22. In uncirculated condition the price is around $47 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $60.

Lastly the 1946 S Walking Liberty 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 $43 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $58.

Double Die Reverse Error

There was a double die error for the 1946 Walking Liberty half dollar with no mint mark. This double die error can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

If your coin has this error then it will be more valuable. In good condition the value is around $20. In very fine condition the value is around $40 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $65. In uncirculated condition the price is around $275 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $550.

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 Booker T Washington Half Dollar
1945 Half Dollar
1944 Half Dollar