Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,014,400
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.45 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 D 50C MS obverse 1916 D 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In The Complete Guide to Walking Liberty Half Dollars, author Bruce Fox noted: 'It is believed that the Denver Mint established a policy to preserve die life by setting the dies a little further apart than normal. This caused a wide variance in striking characteristics. This issue exhibits slight flatness on the eagle's breast.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1916 D 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 62.00 95.00 155 245 245 290 310 335 400 425 445 520 660 1325 2650 5050 24500 - - -
$ 260 310 335 350 420 435 475 590 765 1625 3400 7000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1637
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7824


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9/10/2006 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 155 $264.50
3/8/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7875 $517.50
3/12/2012 NGC G 6   Teletrade Auction 3240, 3240/Lot# 1300 $47.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 9084 $322.00
8/5/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 67227 $35.00
2/22/2013 NGC G 6   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7239 $54.05
9/8/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 135899 $269.50
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 783, 792/Lot# 644 $500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135179212314487680711741818868938983102110841404165827543885728594121196715002
149190246371551690721766834891953995104211901488202331315018799410263129780
00000072176683489195399510421190148820233131501879941026300
000000731792851914968100810631297157323883508615187031111500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Spires
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1404
Owner: redbird97
 
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