Coin Specifications

Category: Gold Commemoratives (1903-1926)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,000
Catalog: KM-144
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: George T. Morgan
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 1.6720g
AGW: 0.0484oz
Melt Value: $57.67 (5/6/2015)
Diameter: 15mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 MCKINLEY G$1 MS obverse 1917 MCKINLEY G$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In 1917, a second issue of 10,000 McKinley Commemorative dollars was minted, of which only about 5,000 were subsequently sold. As in the case of the 1916, many of the remaining 1917s were sold to B Max Mehl, who subsequently sold them to collectors at a reduced price.

Very few circulated 1917 McKinley dollars are known, indicating that the public received very few pieces with this date. The coins were poorly publicized and distribution was considered unsatisfactory. The design was criticized at the time of issue and is still criticized in modern times. These factors combine to make the 1916-17 gold dollars one of the less memorable issues in the commemorative series of gold coins. As a footnote, the McKinley Birthplace Memorial was constructed in Niles, Ohio and today is still a popular visitor attraction.

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


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/31/2014

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1917 MCKINLEY G$1 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 440 535 565 585 625 650 745 800 910 1250 1950 3150 6700 - - -
$ 550 575 600 635 675 775 860 1025 1400 2300 3700 7900 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1488
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/17/1997 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1007, 1007/Lot# 1924 $501.13
9/26/1998 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 7002 $2,990.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5175 $4,230.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 14208 $1,645.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 2077 $2,467.50
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 818 $2,200.00
6/29/2014 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 127596 $475.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 MCKINLEY G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base921953985101810511186123312261252129613331393141614771573207927863494572987442546945151
932964996102910961202123312351267130813531401143615091742231530224239673414319320300
00000012331235126713081353140114361509174223153022423967341431900
00000012331243128113211373140814571541191025503258498477391989400
1917 MCKINLEY G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base98010131047108111151257130512991326137114101472149615611660218629193651595590512614546184
99110241058109211621273130513081341138414311480151815941835243031634419698714749328250
00000013051308134113841431148015181594183524303163441969871474900
00000013051317135613971451148815391627201126753407518780192044700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5729
Owner: PetroKaz
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 5729
Owner: RDN
 
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