Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 765,400
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5000g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $9.65 (3/3/2021)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1917 D OBVERSE 50C MS obverse 1917 D OBVERSE 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The production of half dollars at the Denver Mint during 1917 was split into two issues. The first continued 1916's obverse mintmark, but this was discontinued fairly early in the year. Mint Director F. J. H. von Engelken objected to its prominent location, so new dies were created with the mintmark discretely placed on the reverse near the border. Though the latter issue had a higher production, it is actually the more scarce of the two in top grades. This is due to the early emission being more widely saved by collectors and the public as being perhaps the first of the new type half dollars encountered.

Most 1917-D Obverse half dollars display the new D mintmark adopted this year and used through 1934. Some, however, may feature the same tiny one seen on 1916-D half dollars.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/17/2020

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1917 D OBVERSE 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 33.50 80.00 90.00 215 280 385 430 490 660 730 825 1100 1450 2200 8500 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - 680 - - - 1950 3000 13000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1089
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1917 D OBVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1167593746142492069143264161152155524----1089
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Total1167593746142492069144264161152159524----1094
 1%6%5%3%4%1%2%1%2%6%13%0%6%15%14%15%5%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 D OBVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8113930442365378386597410731095136313871515169720792614464379608606110031386117234
100194344500696810901100710801184137114301576182422573290574981759405119561498518096
0000009011007108011841371143015761824225732905749817594051195600
00000093810401088127413791472163619522436396768548391102041290800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2079
Owner: ISali
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1697
Owner: Lowry
 
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