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: $7.11 (4/16/2014)
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: 6/18/2013

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1917 D REVERSE 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.70 23.00 46.00 144 300 300 576 630 680 930 1110 1350 1680 2660 4090 15630 35750 53950 - - -
$ 330 630 690 750 1020 1220 1490 1850 2900 4400 16900 38600 58000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 536
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 1299 $4,370.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 3390 $2,300.00
3/8/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7886 $460.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1181/Lot# 4872 $3,818.75
2/18/2013 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 2848 $220.00
12/1/2013 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 780, 789/Lot# 314 $3,312.00
12/22/2013 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 148592 $300.00


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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