Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,014,400
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.29 (5/26/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1916 D 50C MS obverse 1916 D 50C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Noted Walking Liberty half dollar expert Bruce Fox has stated that he believes the Denver Mint had a policy in place in 1916 that was meant to preserve die life by increasing the space between the dies. This would explain the mushy strikes often found on the 1916-D Walkers. However, even though strikes were often weak, quality was high as evidenced by the availability of this date in gem and above.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1916 D 50C MS
Base $ 50.00 65.00 110 165 260 280 320 330 380 415 450 515 730 1375 2650 5650 22500 - - -
$ - - - - 390 - - 580 765 1500 3400 6500 - -

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Total Graded: 1802
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
5/27/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 250, 256/Lot# 540 $356.50
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1578 $402.50
3/8/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1168/Lot# 3460 $747.50
3/25/2012 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131214/Lot# 24420 $52.00
7/15/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3311, 3311/Lot# 2456 $120.00
8/5/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 67227 $35.00
8/30/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4524 $587.50
2/22/2015 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131509/Lot# 21877 $141.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 D 50C MS
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Spires
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1658
Owner: sweeper_dean
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