1941 half dollar
The 1941 half dollar is a coin which forms part of the Walking liberty half dollar series. These coins were produced in large numbers during the 1940s and many were able to survive today. This particular coin series is highly desired by collectors. The condition of a 1941 half dollar coin can strongly impact its value.
A 1941 half dollar coin that is in mint or brand new condition, or what collectors and dealers call as “uncirculated,” can easily sell for $50 and upwards.
Another variable that can influence the value of a 1941 half dollar coin is the mint that produced it. Those that were made in the San Francisco mint can command a good price in the market as they are not that common. Those that were struck in the Denver and Philadelphia mints are not that rare and are comparatively less valuable.
Condition is the primary variable that influences the value of silver coins. Dealers and collectors look for outstanding coins to add to their inventories or collections. After being assessed and inspected, a 1941 half dollar coin is assigned a grade.
A 1941 half dollar coin that does not show signs of wear is considered to be in “uncirculated” condition. A coin in this condition when viewed under a light and rotated slowly would reflect a continuous luster and shine from edge to edge. Circulation would generally cause the tops of the designs of a coin to become dull. An uncirculated 1941 half dollar can fetch for as much as $49 a piece.
A 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar coin considered to be in extremely fine condition would show minimal design loss due to wear. It would not have the same degree of luster as found in a new coin though it would still have a highly pleasing appearance. There would be some visible but light flattening just above the date, on the head of Liberty, and the top portions of her dress. The separation of the branches that she is holding is well-defined and still complete. An extremely fine 1941 half dollar coin regardless of where it was struck can be sold for around $15.
A coin in fine condition would show obvious traces of wear and its smaller design components would appear to have merged. In the middle of the coin where the left arm of Liberty is seen holding the branches, most of the separation would no longer be visible, resulting to a distinct flattening in the area. A 1941 Walking Liberty half dollar coin typically retails for $14 in the market.
Overall flatness and extensive wear typifies a coin that is in good condition. Rims have started to link to the tops of the lettering and have begun to “muddle” the date. The figure of Liberty is no longer complete and appears as just an outline. The value of 1941 half dollar coin that is in good condition is based on its estimated silver content.