Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 608,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.82 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 50C MS obverse 1916 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1916 half dollar, with its 608,000-piece mintage, was saved in relatively large numbers, as is typical for most first-year-of-issue coins. The date is readily available through near-Gem, and even Gem and Premium Gem specimens are obtainable with patience and searching. MS67 pieces are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

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1916 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 68.00 110 175 255 255 305 315 345 370 395 435 525 625 1225 2200 4500 11000 23000 - -
$ 265 315 325 355 390 425 465 585 750 1450 3250 6600 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1443
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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7/7/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1906, 1906/Lot# 1653 $418.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1341 $3,795.00
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 9084 $322.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1186/Lot# 4150 $2,232.50
6/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 806, 815/Lot# 188 $1,200.00
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 223367 $1,700.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4303 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1552052373235446676997298008479119549931110123916492426331151267062914211644
1712152653965856777097528158689259671032115313751908272139165771775599760
0000007097528158689259671032115313751908272139165771775500
0000007197768318899399801071119615122167301645216416844800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1908
Owner: Fernando Baez - Dominican Republic
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1649
Owner: CBC
 
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