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: $56.92 (12/22/2014)
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: 9/10/2013

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1917 MCKINLEY G$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - 440 535 535 565 585 620 650 700 720 775 865 1150 1925 3375 6900 - - -
$ 570 620 640 680 700 770 790 850 975 1300 2300 3900 7900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1517
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 MS 65  Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1216/Lot# 6603
1/12/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1216/Lot# 12280


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1/31/2005 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1995, 1995/Lot# 1998 $852.50
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(8), 1166/Lot# 7487 $6,901.15
12/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/02/2012, 51/Lot# 83041 $1,540.00
10/6/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 772, 781/Lot# 816 $1,604.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9951 $646.25
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
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4484 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 MCKINLEY G$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333345074580985191194996610211284207927863494572987442546945151
3333315254876682387192395498411081549231430224239673414319320290
0000005487668238719239549841108154923143022423967341431900
00000064678783789193696010021196181425503258498477391989400
1917 MCKINLEY G$1 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333334847948639069691010105610841358218629193651595590512614546184
333331635878178779279821025106511751634243031634419698714749328240
000000587817877927982102510651175163424303163441969871474900
000000690840891948996104010741266191026743407518780192044700
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5729
Owner: PetroKaz
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 5729
Owner: RDN
 
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