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: $6.50 (1/24/2020)
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 80.00 120 215 280 390 455 470 675 695 810 990 1440 2250 7800 30000 - - - -
$ - - - - 680 - - - 1950 3000 13000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1059
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1917 D OBVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base959563342142382066141264159152155515----1059
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Total959563342142382066142264159152159515----1064
 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
Base598111931750272982691510451127123813091404152620332648448066208606110031386117234
66941853795787618569581072116412621341144516952238325951937282940511956149850
000000856958107211641262134114451695223832595193728294051195600
00000088510021100120112851372148518642443386959077944102041290800
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2033
Owner: ISali
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1526
Owner: Lowry
 
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