Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 608,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.07 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1916 50C MS obverse 1916 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 608,000 coins, the 1916 Walking Liberty half dollar is on the lower end of mintages for the series. However, it was the first year of a new type, and therefore were saved in abundance. This means that despite its low mintage, the 1916 Walker is available in gem and even above.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1916 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 70.00 110 200 255 305 315 345 370 395 435 525 625 1225 2200 4600 11000 23000 - -
$ 265 - 325 355 390 - 465 585 750 1450 3250 7650 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1542
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/16/2005 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #39, 43/Lot# 596 $2,645.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 8666 $546.25
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1341 $3,795.00
4/29/2012 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131219/Lot# 25180 $115.00
2/4/2013 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3416, 3416/Lot# 2087 $270.25
6/29/2014 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 195/Lot# 115960 $148.50
7/4/2014 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21295 $3,466.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1552052373235446676997298008479119549931110123916492426331151267062914211644
1722162663975856787097538168689259671032115313761908272139165771775599760
0000007097538168689259671032115313761908272139165771775500
0000007197768318909409801071119615122167301645216417844900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1908
Owner: Fernando Baez Guerrero - Dominican Republic
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1649
Owner: CBC
 
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