Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,940,000
Catalog: KM-142
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.07 (5/26/2015)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 D REVERSE 50C MS obverse 1917 D REVERSE 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Early in 1917, the United States Mint moved the mintmark on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from the obverse below the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the reverse near the rim at about 8 o'clock. Although more 1917-D Reverse Mintmark Half Dollars were produced than their similarly dated Obverse Mintmark counterparts, the former delivery is by far the more difficult to locate in the finer Mint State grades. In fact, Bruce Fox (The Complete Guide to Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1993) asserts that the '17-D Reverse is more challenging to locate as a fully struck Gem than either the 1919-S or the 1921-D.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/1/2014

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1917 D REVERSE 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 24.00 58.00 150 320 575 660 750 1025 1350 1750 2700 4550 18750 35000 55000 - - -
$ 365 625 690 800 1175 1500 2200 3350 6900 22500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 572
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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2/23/2005 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7932 $546.25
6/11/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 383, 389/Lot# 8039 $3,680.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1348 $3,795.00
11/7/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1161/Lot# 3666 $1,495.00
3/26/2012 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 3248, 3248/Lot# 1381 $100.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 2298 $3,995.00
6/8/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 199445 $9,625.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 D REVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4154891795158421053123313981499163917252009219027053510613984949850124901562119297
45651192916249121113128814311545166718192069236129734386692489461073013533168460
000000111312881431154516671819206923612973438669248946107301353300
000000117313431465159216961914212925333241526277099398116101457700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2705
Owner: skinny7569
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2190
Owner: davidmckay
 
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