The Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and Numismatic Guarantee Corporation (NGC) provide pricing guides for professionally graded coins, including the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, organized by grade and year. If a coin has not been previously graded, a dealer can determine the condition and provide an estimated value.
The Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar was produced from 1916 to 1947, and the value of the coin varies from year to year depending on the originating mint and the number of coins produced. Some Walking Liberty coins are only worth a little more than the spot price of the silver, while other ones are worth thousands of dollars based on grade and rarity.
The retail value for a collectible coin, such as the Walking Liberty Half Dollar, varies based on a number of factors. Pricing varies by dealer as they have their own fees to include in the selling price. The value also fluctuates based on the spot price of silver and short-term pricing trends. The Walking Liberty Silver Half Dollar is 90 percent silver, so if the spot price of silver is $16.57, the inherent value of the coin is $5.99. The coin’s visual appeal and any special characteristics also affect the pricing. The coin's value is also dependent on market availability, demand and trading frequency.