Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 952,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.50 (7/29/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS obverse 1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While not the most carefully produced issue in this series, the '17-S Obverse is not the strike rarity that it was once marketed as. Once heralded as the 'King of the Walkers,' the 1917-S Obverse is still rightly considered to be one the keys to this eminently collectible series in the higher circulated and Mint State grades. In fact, only the 1919-S is more challenging to locate at the finer levels of Mint State preservation. This issue's original mintage is a modest total of 952,000 coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 58.00 190 390 800 800 1425 1575 1900 2400 2650 2850 3800 5100 8000 23000 41000 - - - -
$ 950 1550 1750 2200 2550 2800 3350 4350 6900 11500 30550 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 523
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/5/2004 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 7610 $8,625.00
9/11/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 282, 288/Lot# 5726 $2,420.75
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1350 $3,910.00
2/2/2012 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 8468 $253.00
6/11/2012 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 3292, 3292/Lot# 1541 $120.00
2/22/2013 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7245 $1,069.25
9/22/2013 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 138228 $25.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76102194502974148317672009223723752565268228603154401348246925941111966150011857322737
841322966591143157718472085228324382604274129583440428355247753102621297716191199610
0000001847208522832438260427412958344042835524775310262129771619100
0000001928216123292501264328003056372645536224858211114139891738200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4824
Owner: JWalkers
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 4013
Owner: davidmckay
 
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