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: $5.15 (11/25/2015)
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: 1723
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1545 $4,312.50
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 1757 $4,887.50
5/27/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 250, 256/Lot# 540 $356.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2745 $1,351.25
7/15/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3311, 3311/Lot# 2456 $120.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12440 $763.75
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1187/Lot# 4101 $998.75
4/13/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186732 $258.50

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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