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What is the value of a 1935 US half dollar?

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02/17/2014

It depends on the mint mark and condition. That design, more properly known as the Walking Liberty half, was issued from 1916 to 1947 and is considered to be one of the most beautiful coins of the 20th century, along with the St. Gaudens $20 gold piece.

Look on the back of the coin to see if there's a small mint mark letter at roughly the 8:00 position. It may be blank or there may be a D or S. (The W on the front of the coin is the designer's monogram and not a mint mark.)

Numismedia lists the following approximate retail values as of 02/2014:

No mint mark (Philadelphia):

Very worn condition - $18

Moderately worn - $18

Slightly worn - $18

Almost no wear - $28

Uncirculated - $47 to $3,510 depending on quality

D mint mark (Denver):

Very worn - $18

Moderately worn - $18

Slightly worn - $20

Almost no wear - $76

Uncirculated - $150 to $15,280

S mint mark (San Francisco):

Very worn - $18

Moderately worn - $18

Slightly worn - $20

Almost no wear - $121

Uncirculated - $240 to $20,150

DISCLAIMER: The retail values quoted are the best available as of the date shown, but may vary significantly due to changes in the precious metals market. Also the wholesale (buying) price of a coin will be less than the selling (retail) price. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation based on inspection of the coin.