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: $6.66 (2/25/2017)
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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1796
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/14/2001 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1395, 1395/Lot# 1061 $626.75
9/10/2006 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 156 $230.00
7/12/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 Summer F.U.N. (July, West Palm Beach, FL) Signature Coin Auction #442, 442/Lot# 970 $575.00
10/28/2010 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 527, 534/Lot# 4291 $391.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(2), 1162/Lot# 3810 $747.50
10/18/2012 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 9075 $411.25
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4664 $5,287.50
5/4/2014 NGC G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 186020 $50.00
3/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 272 $2,702.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 D 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base135179212314487680711741818868938983102110841404165827543885728594121196715002
150190246372551690721767835891953996104211911489202331315018799410264129790
00000072176783589195399610421191148920233131501879941026400
000000731792851915968100810631297157323893508615287031111500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2754
Owner: Spires
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1658
Owner: sweeper_dean
 
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