Walking Liberty Half Dollar Values

This is page one of the historic value trends for individual coins of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series. Price movements from 1950 to the present for each Walking Liberty coin are reported.

The tables are organized to help coin collectors find Walking Liberty half dollar value trends which have marched ever higher over a long period of time.

The links below are designed so that those of us who admire Walker Halves can readily zero in on specific dates of interest. There is one table for each and every date, covering a range of grades.

The rarest dates of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series are the 1916, 1916-S, 1917-D and 1917-S (both having mintmark on obverse), all 1921 issues (P, D, and S), and the 1938-D. Small wonder, then, that these dates have the strongest record of value growth of the entire "Walker" group.

The Walking Liberty Half Dollar is much more than just numbers and percentages. We encourage collectors to learn more about the origin of this popular coin by visiting the Walking Liberty Half Dollar introductory page.

You will find value trend online reports for other US coin types by going to the Coin Value Tables online listing page. You can also see the list of available reports by clicking the "Get Historic US Coin Values" at the upper right hand corner of this page.

WALKING LIBERTY HALF DOLLARS
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1916 1916-D 1916-S 1917
1917-D MM on Obverse 1917-D MM on Reverse 1917-S MM on Obverse 1917-S MM on Reverse
1918-1921 1923-1935 1936-1940 1941-1944
1945-1947


See important note below for explanation of grading standards.




Uncirculated Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Coin Photos courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA




1916
Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Mintage: Mintage: 608,000 Historical Value Trends
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 1.00 1.50 2.25 3.00 4.00 5.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 3.00 4.50 6.00 9.00 15.00 17.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 3.50 5.00 7.00 10.00 17.50 25.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 7.50 10.00 15.00 25.00 37.50 50.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 11.00 18.50 25.00 40.00 60.00 100 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 14.00 22.50 27.50 50.00 85.00 200 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 22.50 42.50 75.00 150 175 275 --- --- 2750 --- ---
1985 17.50 45.00 100 200 300 425 --- --- 2250 --- ---
1990 20.00 45.00 100 125 175 250 325 575 2250 --- ---
1995 22.50 50.00 100 125 175 250 375 650 1750 --- ---
2000 32.50 57.50 100 150 200 275 400 600 1350 2500 7500
2003 40.00 60.00 125 200 250 300 450 725 1750 2500 8000
2005 50.00 100 175 250 275 350 450 775 2000 3500 11250
2007 75.00 125 225 300 350 425 525 775 2000 3500 11250
2009 75.00 125 225 300 350 425 525 775 2000 3500 11250
2011 64.00 125 225 300 350 400 550 825 2000 3250 11250
2013 64.00 125 225 260 300 385 525 775 2000 3750 11000
2015 64.00 125 200 260 300 385 525 950 2000 3750 11000
2017 64.00 100 185 250 275 375 620 975 2250 5000 18725
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 6.40 6.47 6.80 6.82 6.52 6.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 2.87 2.34 2.47 1.39 1.23 0.84 --- --- -0.54 --- ---
1995 4.87 3.20 2.84 3.20 2.08 1.86 2.31 1.86 1.15 --- ---
2009 -1.96 -2.75 -2.42 -2.25 -2.97 -1.55 2.10 2.91 1.48 4.56 6.58

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1916-D
Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Mintage: 1,014,400 Historical Value Trends
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 1.00 1.50 2.25 3.00 5.00 7.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 3.00 4.50 6.00 9.00 15.00 17.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 3.75 6.00 9.00 12.50 20.00 27.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 6.75 10.00 15.00 20.00 30.00 50.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 9.00 15.00 20.00 32.50 50.00 85.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 9.00 15.00 22.50 37.50 65.00 200 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 17.50 22.50 50.00 100 150 250 --- --- 2750 --- ---
1985 12.50 30.00 60.00 125 200 375 --- --- 2000 --- ---
1990 17.50 27.50 60.00 125 175 200 350 750 2750 --- ---
1995 16.50 30.00 65.00 125 175 275 500 800 2000 --- ---
2000 27.50 35.00 75.00 135 175 250 500 675 1650 4000 17500
2003 35.00 50.00 100 150 250 350 600 750 2000 4250 20000
2005 50.00 75.00 150 225 275 375 650 1000 2250 4500 26500
2007 65.00 100 175 275 325 375 650 1000 2250 4500 26500
2009 75.00 100 175 275 325 375 650 1000 2250 4500 26500
2011 64.00 100 175 275 325 400 625 1000 2200 4500 26500
2013 64.00 100 175 275 325 400 625 1000 2450 5000 26500
2015 64.00 100 150 230 325 400 625 1000 2200 5000 25750
2017 64.00 100 140 200 250 400 750 1000 2450 5500 25750
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 6.40 6.47 6.36 6.47 6.01 6.22 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 3.57 4.11 2.82 1.89 1.39 1.28 --- --- -0.31 --- ---
1995 6.36 5.63 3.55 2.16 1.63 1.72 1.86 1.02 0.93 --- ---
2009 -1.96 0.00 -2.75 -3.90 -3.23 0.81 1.80 0.00 1.07 2.54 -0.36

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1916-S
Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Mintage: 508,000 Historical Value Trends
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 3.25 6.50 10.00 15.00 20.00 35.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 10.00 17.50 25.00 35.00 45.00 75.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 12.50 17.50 25.00 37.50 55.00 100 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 22.50 32.50 45.00 70.00 100 135 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 27.50 40.00 52.50 77.50 125 200 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 30.00 45.00 65.00 100 175 325 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 35.00 75.00 150 275 375 500 --- --- 4750 --- ---
1985 30.00 100 225 350 500 800 --- --- 4250 --- ---
1990 40.00 125 200 350 600 725 850 1750 6000 --- ---
1995 60.00 125 250 450 550 750 1250 2250 5000 --- ---
2000 85.00 150 300 500 625 950 1600 2250 4500 10000 ---
2003 150 175 350 500 750 1000 2000 2500 5000 10500 ---
2005 150 275 450 700 850 1250 2000 3500 7500 17500 40000
2007 175 350 525 750 900 1250 2000 3500 7500 17500 40000
2009 175 350 525 750 900 1250 2000 3500 7500 17500 42500
2011 150 325 550 750 900 1300 2000 3750 6000 15500 42500
2013 150 325 550 750 900 1550 2200 3500 7000 15500 42500
2015 150 325 455 655 800 1350 2250 3250 6250 15500 42500
2017 150 275 430 610 775 1200 2250 3500 7000 25750 45000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 5.89 5.75 5.77 5.69 5.61 5.42 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 4.01 3.57 2.89 2.18 1.98 2.39 --- --- 1.05 --- ---
1995 4.25 3.65 2.50 1.39 1.57 2.16 2.71 2.03 1.54 --- ---
2009 -1.91 -2.97 -2.46 -2.55 -1.85 -0.51 1.48 0.00 -0.86 4.95 0.72

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1917
Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Mintage: 12,292,000 Historical Value Trends
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 0.75 1.25 1.75 2.50 3.00 4.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 1.00 2.00 3.00 4.50 6.50 8.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 0.75 1.75 3.50 5.00 7.50 10.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 1.25 2.50 5.00 8.50 13.50 17.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 2.00 2.75 6.00 10.00 17.50 32.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 3.50 4.00 6.00 12.50 25.00 60.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 12.50 13.50 17.50 30.00 45.00 100 --- --- 900 --- ---
1985 5.25 10.00 17.50 30.00 60.00 150 --- --- 1250 --- ---
1990 6.75 10.00 20.00 30.00 50.00 75.00 125 350 1600 --- ---
1995 7.00 10.00 17.50 30.00 60.00 100 225 375 800 --- ---
2000 6.00 10.00 17.50 27.50 60.00 100 150 275 850 2000 ---
2003 6.00 10.00 20.00 35.00 67.50 125 200 350 1000 2500 ---
2005 7.00 10.00 22.50 50.00 75.00 150 200 400 1250 2500 15000
2007 9.00 12.50 25.00 60.00 90.00 150 200 400 1250 2500 15000
2009 14.00 17.50 25.00 60.00 90.00 150 200 400 1250 2500 20000
2011 12.00 14.50 25.00 60.00 90.00 150 200 350 1050 3000 20000
2013 15.00 18.75 25.00 60.00 90.00 150 200 350 1150 2700 20000
2015 16.00 18.75 25.00 49.00 75.00 150 200 425 1300 2700 20000
2017 16.00 18.75 25.00 49.00 75.00 135 250 500 1300 2500 25000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 4.67 4.12 4.05 4.54 4.92 5.39 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 0.67 0.89 0.97 1.33 1.39 0.81 --- --- 1.00 --- ---
1995 3.83 2.90 1.63 2.26 1.02 1.37 0.48 1.32 2.23 --- ---
2009 1.68 0.87 0.00 -2.50 -2.25 -1.31 2.83 2.83 0.49 0.00 2.83

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1917-D MM on Obv Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Mintage: 765,400 Historical Value Trends
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 2.50 4.50 5.50 9.00 10.00 20.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 4.00 7.50 10.00 15.00 25.00 40.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 4.50 7.50 12.50 20.00 30.00 47.50 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 6.50 12.50 20.00 30.00 55.00 65.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 9.00 20.00 27.50 52.50 70.00 125 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 9.00 20.00 27.50 57.50 85.00 200 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 17.50 25.00 70.00 125 200 375 --- --- 3250 --- ---
1985 11.00 27.00 70.00 160 250 500 --- --- 2750 --- ---
1990 12.50 30.00 70.00 125 175 350 850 3250 7250 --- ---
1995 14.00 32.50 80.00 125 225 500 1000 2250 7500 --- ---
2000 20.00 40.00 85.00 125 250 500 900 2000 5250 13500 ---
2003 25.00 50.00 100 150 250 500 1000 2500 5750 15000 ---
2005 35.00 90.00 175 250 350 600 1250 3000 7500 17500 55000
2007 40.00 100 200 275 350 600 1250 3000 7500 17500 55000
2009 40.00 100 200 275 350 700 1500 3000 9000 17500 55000
2011 40.00 100 200 275 400 600 1500 2500 8000 24250 55000
2013 40.00 100 200 275 400 600 1500 2500 8000 19500 55000
2015 40.00 80.00 175 250 475 600 1500 2500 8000 19500 55000
2017 40.00 80.00 160 250 350 650 1350 2250 7000 24500 55000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 4.23 4.39 5.16 5.09 5.45 5.33 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 2.26 3.19 2.26 1.89 1.52 1.50 --- --- 2.10 --- ---
1995 4.89 4.18 3.20 3.20 2.03 1.20 1.37 0.00 -0.31 --- ---
2009 0.00 -2.75 -2.75 -1.18 0.00 -0.92 -1.31 -3.53 -3.09 4.30 0.00

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1917-D MM on Rev Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Mintage: 1,940,000 Historical Value Trends
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 2.75 5.00 7.00 12.50 20.00 40.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 4.50 9.00 12.50 25.00 37.50 85.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 5.00 10.00 20.00 45.00 65.00 100 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 4.50 9.50 17.50 42.50 60.00 125 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 3.75 9.00 22.50 50.00 75.00 160 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 5.00 9.00 22.50 60.00 100 275 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 12.50 17.50 45.00 100 175 425 --- --- 4000 --- ---
1985 7.50 20.00 45.00 125 250 550 --- --- 3000 --- ---
1990 10.00 20.00 50.00 125 275 475 1500 3500 12500 --- ---
1995 10.00 22.50 50.00 125 300 650 1750 4500 20000 --- ---
2000 15.00 30.00 80.00 175 400 700 2000 4500 15000 35000 ---
2003 20.00 30.00 100 250 500 750 2000 4500 15000 35000 ---
2005 20.00 50.00 175 300 600 1000 2500 7000 27500 50000 ---
2007 20.00 60.00 200 350 600 1000 2500 7000 30000 50000 65000
2009 20.00 60.00 200 350 700 1100 2500 7000 30000 50000 65000
2011 20.00 60.00 200 350 675 900 2100 3500 18000 40000 65000
2013 20.00 60.00 200 325 675 900 2500 4000 17000 35000 65000
2015 20.00 55.00 125 300 600 900 2500 4000 17000 35000 65000
2017 25.00 55.00 140 300 500 900 2250 3750 15000 30000 65000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 3.35 3.64 4.57 4.86 4.92 4.76 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 1.89 3.14 3.12 3.01 2.88 2.05 --- --- 3.64 --- ---
1995 4.25 4.15 4.79 4.06 2.35 1.49 1.15 -0.83 -1.30 --- ---
2009 2.83 -1.08 -4.36 -1.91 -4.12 -2.48 -1.31 -7.51 -8.30 -6.19 0.00

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1917-S MM on Obv Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Mintage: 952,000 Historical Value Trends
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 7.50 17.50 25.00 45.00 65.00 150 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 20.00 45.00 60.00 95.00 140 300 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 17.50 35.00 60.00 100 175 375 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 15.00 35.00 60.00 100 175 400 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 10.00 32.50 65.00 110 175 475 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 10.00 32.50 65.00 125 200 575 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 20.00 35.00 125 300 400 650 --- --- 6750 --- ---
1985 15.00 35.00 150 350 500 1000 --- --- 5250 --- ---
1990 17.50 35.00 175 450 725 1250 2500 5000 15000 --- ---
1995 17.50 40.00 250 500 1000 1750 3250 5000 12500 --- ---
2000 25.00 45.00 250 650 1100 2000 4250 5500 14500 --- ---
2003 35.00 60.00 300 750 1250 2000 4500 7000 17500 40000 ---
2005 50.00 125 400 775 1500 2500 7500 11000 35000 57500 75000
2007 50.00 150 450 850 1500 2500 7500 11000 35000 57500 75000
2009 60.00 175 450 850 1500 2500 7500 11000 35000 57500 100000
2011 55.00 200 450 750 1500 2350 4750 9000 20000 43250 100000
2013 55.00 200 450 750 1500 2500 5000 9000 21000 43250 100000
2015 55.00 200 375 750 1350 2500 5000 9000 21000 43250 100000
2017 55.00 160 320 750 1350 2500 5250 8000 22500 36000 140000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 3.02 3.36 3.88 4.29 4.63 4.29 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 2.77 4.19 2.57 2.51 3.34 3.71 --- --- 3.31 --- ---
1995 5.34 6.50 1.13 1.86 1.37 1.63 2.20 2.16 2.71 --- ---
2009 -1.08 -1.11 -4.17 -1.55 -1.31 0.00 -4.36 -3.90 -5.37 -5.69 4.30

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1917-S MM on Rev Walking Liberty Half Dollars
Mintage: 5,554,000 Historical Value Trends
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 2.25 2.75 6.00 10.00 14.00 20.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1955 2.75 6.50 10.00 20.00 40.00 55.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1960 3.50 7.50 12.50 25.00 50.00 70.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1965 3.25 6.50 11.00 20.00 40.00 90.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1970 2.75 5.00 11.00 25.00 40.00 125 --- --- --- --- ---
1975 3.00 5.00 12.50 30.00 50.00 200 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 12.50 13.50 20.00 40.00 75.00 250 --- --- 3000 --- ---
1985 5.25 15.00 22.50 42.50 90.00 250 --- --- 3500 --- ---
1990 7.50 15.00 25.00 40.00 85.00 150 725 2250 7500 --- ---
1995 7.50 12.50 25.00 40.00 150 375 1500 2750 8500 --- ---
2000 7.50 15.00 25.00 45.00 125 300 1500 3250 9500 16500 ---
2003 7.50 15.00 30.00 50.00 150 350 2000 3500 10000 17500 ---
2005 10.00 17.50 40.00 75.00 175 400 2000 4000 17500 27500 ---
2007 10.00 17.50 40.00 75.00 175 400 2000 4000 17500 27500 75000
2009 15.00 20.00 40.00 75.00 175 400 2000 5000 17500 30000 75000
2011 12.00 20.00 40.00 75.00 175 350 1700 3000 12750 25000 75000
2013 15.00 20.00 40.00 75.00 175 350 1700 3000 12750 25000 75000
2015 16.00 20.00 30.00 70.00 150 350 1700 3250 12750 25000 75000
2017 16.00 20.00 30.00 70.00 150 525 2000 2500 10750 27500 75000
Compounded Annual % Return Rate Since…
Computed from year indicated in left-most column to the year 2017
Year VG-8 F-12 VF-20 XF-40 AU-50 MS-60 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 MS-67
1950 2.97 3.01 2.43 2.95 3.60 5.00 --- --- --- --- ---
1980 0.67 1.07 1.10 1.52 1.89 2.03 --- --- 3.51 --- ---
1995 3.50 2.16 0.83 2.58 0.00 1.54 1.32 -0.43 1.07 --- ---
2009 0.81 0.00 -3.53 -0.86 -1.91 3.46 0.00 -8.30 -5.91 -1.08 0.00

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In the 1950s, grading practices were radically different from what we have today. A coin's condition was described using simple adjectives such as "Very Good" or "Uncirculated". Accordingly, numismatic references of those times conformed to the same set of adjectives to approximate retail coin values. Varying distinctions of Uncirculated (today's equivalent of MS-60, MS-61, etc) and Proof were recognized in some advertisements and auction bills by employing modifying descriptors such as "Brilliant Uncirculated" or "Choice Proof", for example. However, with no clear point of reference or consistency on how the modifying descriptors were invoked, most publishers resorted to listing values for only one "Uncirculated" grade and one "Proof" grade.

The 70-point numeric system (G-4, VG-8, etc.) in widespread use today was popularized by the American Numismatic Association in the late 1970s, an era when coin values were escalating dramatically, most notably for high quality specimens. Vague descriptors such as "Choice" and "Brilliant" were replaced by more precise numerically determined grades. Thus, finely differentiated grades like MS-60, MS-63, and MS-65 became commonplace, and by the late 1980s, the practice of assigning a numerical grade to indicate quality was universal (this does not imply the 70-point system eliminated grading inconsistencies, but it did help to stabilize the coin collecting hobby).

In February 1986, the ANA changed its grading interpretations to match the tightening standards demanded by the marketplace. This meant that many coins correctly graded as MS-65 in the early 1980s became MS-63 or less, so as to be consistent with the newly revised interpretation. Conversely, a coin graded after 1986 as MS-63 was about equal in quality to an MS-65 before 1986. Thus, the Mint State prices published in numismatic periodicals prior to 1986 are not directly comparable to those published later. The Coin Value Tables of this website relied heavily on periodicals from before 1986, but we did not attempt to compensate for the revised grading standards of 1986; we reported what we found. One must take this into account when studying trends for an MS-65 coin from, say, 1980 to the present. On the other hand, because of the dearth of Mint State price estimates published prior to 1986, more than 98% of the Coin Value Table data is not affected by anything mentioned in this paragraph!

The Coin Value Tables trend data for Walking Liberty half dollars reflect the historic availability of numeric grades. For the 1950-1985 rows, the values in the "G-4" column correspond to the "Good" listing of those years, "VG-8" corresponds to "Very Good", and so on. The "MS-60" column records the "Uncirculated" value reported during those same decades. Starting in the 1980 row, "Uncirculated" grades are broken down into MS-60 and MS-65 designations. Later years indicate an even wider range of "Uncirculated" grades, as data became more available.

For those interested, we have a coin grading section with more details on the evolution of grading coins.



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