Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 508,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $6.23 (5/25/2017)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1916 S 50C MS obverse 1916 S 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of only 508,000 coins, the 1916-S Walker is the rarest of the three first-year coins. It is especially hard to find in high grade. NGC has only graded just over 70 pieces in gem or above. (8/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/9/2017

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1916 S 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 115 150 325 485 715 885 1000 1225 1400 1500 1600 2100 2600 3600 7300 22500 42500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 4400 8750 29500 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1133
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/9/2002 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #293, 293/Lot# 853 $322.00
3/4/2012 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 3235, 3235/Lot# 1709 $460.00
9/2/2012 PCGS F 15   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 937 $241.50
12/23/2012 PCGS AG 3   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131301/Lot# 26110 $58.00
4/21/2013 PCGS VG 8   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/21/2013, 71/Lot# 93036 $143.00
11/1/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1191/Lot# 4082 $940.00
7/27/2014 PCGS AG 3   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 128 $75.00
3/31/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 33188 $1,468.75
8/11/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 466 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 S 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base292369474764109213211427152616601744186219362009212425613140419961138633110351389917280
31840457187311681356146015711688178318871960204722702754349348376953943411990150260
00000014601571168817831887196020472270275434934837695394341199000
000000149316151716182319111985208624152947384654757793102341294400
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2561
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2124
Owner: davidmckay
 
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