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: $8.23 (11/28/2020)
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

The Denver Mint was the only one to produce more than a million of the new half dollars late in 1916. It did this despite the fact that the necessary dies were not received until November 27, 1916.

1916-D half dollars are generally well struck, better so overall than those of the Philadelphia and San Francisco Mints. They make ideal type coins to illustrate this design as it debuted. Examples grading higher than MS-65 are elusive, but they are available to the more advanced collector.

Unique among Walking Liberty Halves coined before the 1930s, the 1916-D is known with a repunched mintmark variety (RPM-001, VP-001). The final impression was punched northeast of the first. This variety appears to be quite scarce, though the fairly high value of 1916-D halves limits the appeal of varieties. All 1916-D halves display the tiny D mintmark with triangular center opening that appears to have not been used for subsequent issues.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1916 D 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 85.00 135 185 260 280 325 385 440 475 500 540 840 1280 2300 4400 21750 - - -
$ - - - - 455 - - 580 860 1450 3000 6400 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1983
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1916 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base6215610058663027233271197581256249366162366---1983
----------------111---3
--------------17831---20
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Total6215610058663027233271197581256250373171408---2006
 3%8%5%3%3%1%1%1%2%4%10%0%4%13%12%19%9%2%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12320132046358677477778386596610511145117912261450207226433324704594121196715002
149241368504649775779810899994108211561195130116572262287045647834102641297915752
0000007798108999941082115611951301165722622870456478341026400
00000078183893210231114116812101375186524533097580586231111500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2643
Owner: Spires
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2072
Owner: Lambo1
 
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