More than 13 million Walking Liberty half dollars were made in 1939, which is a significant bump in production over the year 1938, when about a third of that number were struck. Walking Liberty half dollars are generally quite common in most grades, and are readily available for coin collectors who desire decent specimens of any of these three issues. 1939 also marked the fourth consecutive year of modern proof coinage production at the United States Mint, which remains to this day one of the Mint’s most popular annual coin programs.
Here’s a breakdown of information for 1939 Walking Liberty halves, including mintages and values for coins in Fine-12, unless otherwise stated:
1939, 6,812,000 minted; $12
1939-D, 4,267,800; $12
1939-S, 2,552,000; $12
1939 Proof, 8,808; $1,000
To go a step further in regards to coin values, both the 1939 and 1939-D Walking Liberty halves are common even in the uncirculated grades, with both coins available for as little as $50 in MS-60. The 1939-S, however, costs closer to $175 in MS-60. Buying any 1939 Walking Liberty half dollar in the uncirculated grades deserves good effort so you can buy those that exhibit blazing white luster, great surfaces, and solid strike.