The 1947 Walking Liberty half dollars have value as both numismatic coins and as silver bullion. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1947 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1947
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 1947 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1947 D half dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the reverse side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1947 Philadelphia 4,094,000
1947 D Denver 3,900,600

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 07, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.57 per ounce.

The 1947 half dollar with no mint mark 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 $48 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $60.

The 1947 D half dollar has similar values. This coin 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 $45 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $60.

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:

1948 Half Dollar
1946 Walking Liberty Half Dollar
1945 Half Dollar