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: $5.82 (12/29/2014)
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

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1916 D 50C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 62.00 95.00 155 245 245 290 310 335 400 425 445 520 660 1325 2650 5050 24500 - - -
$ 260 310 335 350 420 435 475 590 765 1625 3400 7000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1662
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67


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Grade
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10/1/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1488, 1488/Lot# 1326 $283.40
7/26/2003 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 7797 $3,795.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 154 $603.75
12/4/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 116, 121/Lot# 1308 $488.75
7/8/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 July Orlando, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1142, 1142/Lot# 8073 $632.50
11/9/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10661 $208.15
2/2/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 8453 $253.00
1/6/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 93555 $308.00
2/27/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7733 $500.55


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135179212314487680711741818868938983102110841404165827543885728594121196715002
149190246371551690721766834891953995104211901488202331315018799410263129780
00000072176683489195399510421190148820233131501879941026300
000000731792851914968100810631297157323883508615187031111500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Spires
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1404
Owner: redbird97
 
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