Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 608,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.11 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 50C MS obverse 1916 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1916 half dollar, with its 608,000-piece mintage, was saved in relatively large numbers, as is typical for most first-year-of-issue coins. The date is readily available through near-Gem, and even Gem and Premium Gem specimens are obtainable with patience and searching. MS67 pieces are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1916 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.60 62.10 89.70 144 240 240 258 270 342 360 390 432 540 640 1060 2030 3870 9430 21880 - -
$ 260 280 300 380 400 430 480 590 700 1170 2230 4200 10200 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1400
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 9757


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5/28/2001 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1442, 1442/Lot# 1393 $490.50
10/24/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 2033 $1,380.00
1/3/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 209, 215/Lot# 5644 $805.00
2/2/2012 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 8452 $207.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 611 $483.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2239 $3,290.00
9/1/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/01/2013, 90/Lot# 134836 $522.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1552052373235446676997298008479119549931110123916492426331151267062914211644
1712152653965856777097528158689259671032115313751908272139165771775599760
0000007097528158689259671032115313751908272139165771775500
0000007197768318899399801071119615122167301645216416844800
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Grade: MS 64+
Points: 1908
Owner: Fernando Baez - Dominican Republic
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1649
Owner: CBC
 
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