Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 508,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.16 (8/28/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 S 50C MS obverse 1916 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1916-S is by far the scarcest of the first-year Walking Liberty issues at all grade levels and can only occasionally be located in the lower reaches of Mint State. It is very nearly a full strike with excellent detail on both sides. Bruce Fox discussed the value of such a sharply struck coin: 'Coins that are nicely struck with minimal abrasions commonly sell at or above Coin Dealer Newsletter bid prices at auction.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/30/2014

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1916 S 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 115 155 335 515 710 710 875 975 1175 1475 1600 1750 1950 2475 3400 7000 20000 46500 - - -
$ 750 925 1025 1380 1575 1675 1875 2250 2950 4700 8225 26500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 913
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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9/6/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4190
9/6/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 4191
9/6/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7717


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
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Price
8/13/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 3479 $4,887.50
4/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3267, 3267/Lot# 1535 $2,185.00
9/2/2012 PCGS   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 937 $241.50
11/29/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 9389 $411.25
2/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1202/Lot# 3917 $2,350.00
3/16/2014 NGC VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 171995 $110.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5409 $1,645.00
7/27/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 128 $75.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base292369474764109213211427152616601744186219362009212425613140419961138633110351389917280
31740457087311681356146015701688178318861960204722692754349348376953943311989150260
00000014601570168817831886196020472269275434934837695394331198900
000000149316151716182219111984208524152947384654757793102341294400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2124
Owner: davidmckay
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2124
Owner: Doc's Walkers
 
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