Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,940,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.04 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 D REVERSE 50C MS obverse 1917 D REVERSE 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Early in 1917, the United States Mint moved the mintmark on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from the obverse below the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the reverse near the rim at about 8 o'clock. Although more 1917-D Reverse Mintmark Half Dollars were produced than their similarly dated Obverse Mintmark counterparts, the former delivery is by far the more difficult to locate in the finer Mint State grades. In fact, Bruce Fox (The Complete Guide to Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1993) asserts that the '17-D Reverse is more challenging to locate as a fully struck Gem than either the 1919-S or the 1921-D.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2014

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1917 D REVERSE 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 24.00 58.00 150 320 320 550 660 750 1025 1200 1300 1750 2700 4250 18500 35000 55000 - - -
$ 365 600 690 800 1175 1300 1400 2200 3350 6900 22500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 555
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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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# 4196
9/6/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7720


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3/20/2006 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2177, 2177/Lot# 1304 $560.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1349 $1,437.50
1/9/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1181/Lot# 10677 $822.50
7/14/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/14/2013, 83/Lot# 125870 $305.80
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 148592 $300.00
6/15/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 808, 817/Lot# 144 $800.00
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4069 $317.25
7/6/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202317 $400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 D REVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4154891795158421053123313981499163917252009219027053510613984949850124901562119297
45651192916249121113128814311545166718192069236129734386692489461073013533168460
000000111312881431154516671819206923612973438669248946107301353300
000000117313431465159216961914212925333241526277099398116101457700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2705
Owner: skinny7569
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2190
Owner: davidmckay
 
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