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: $7.55 (7/24/2014)
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: 1638
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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7/27/2002 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 8510 $3,565.00
11/7/2005 NGC MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #61, 66/Lot# 803 $12,650.00
12/19/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas On Line Session #399, 399/Lot# 7529 $431.25
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1578 $402.50
3/18/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12354 $173.65
12/18/2011 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131152/Lot# 27750 $84.00
8/21/2012 NGC G 4   Teletrade Auction 3333, 3333/Lot# 1050 $34.00
2/9/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170819 $328.90


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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