Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,014,400
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $5.69 (10/8/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 D 50C MS obverse 1916 D 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

In The Complete Guide to Walking Liberty Half Dollars, author Bruce Fox noted: 'It is believed that the Denver Mint established a policy to preserve die life by setting the dies a little further apart than normal. This caused a wide variance in striking characteristics. This issue exhibits slight flatness on the eagle's breast.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/21/2015

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1916 D 50C MS
Base $ 50.00 62.00 95.00 155 245 290 310 335 400 445 520 660 1325 2650 5050 24500 - - -
$ 260 - 325 350 420 475 590 765 1625 3400 7000 - -

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Total Graded: 1716
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
12/9/1994 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1994 December St. Louis Bullet Sale #126, 126/Lot# 363 $2,035.00
1/8/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 7305 $1,610.00
5/19/2011 NGC G 4   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 585, 592/Lot# 5264 $59.00
2/15/2012 NGC VG 10   Teletrade Auction 3226, 3226/Lot# 1247 $55.00
4/20/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 188361 $277.20
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1498 $920.00
3/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 272 $2,702.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 D 50C MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Spires
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1404
Owner: redbird97
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