Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 952,000
Catalog: KM-142
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 12.5g
ASW: 0.3617oz
Melt Value: $7.11 (7/27/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS obverse 1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While not the most carefully produced issue in this series, the '17-S Obverse is not the strike rarity that it was once marketed as. Once heralded as the 'King of the Walkers,' the 1917-S Obverse is still rightly considered to be one the keys to this eminently collectible series in the higher circulated and Mint State grades. In fact, only the 1919-S is more challenging to locate at the finer levels of Mint State preservation. This issue's original mintage is a modest total of 952,000 coins.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 58.00 190 390 800 1450 1650 1900 2400 2650 2850 3800 5100 8450 25000 42000 198500 - - -
$ - - 1750 2200 2550 - 3350 4350 6900 12000 30550 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 555
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1740 $7,475.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1152/Lot# 3783 $6,325.00
3/18/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/18/2012, 13/Lot# 40083 $21.00
11/26/2012 PCGS FA 2   Teletrade Auction 3388, 3388/Lot# 2151 $12.00
2/22/2013 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 7245 $1,069.25
8/3/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 815, 824/Lot# 657 $525.00
2/8/2015 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131507/Lot# 25880 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76102194502974148317672009223723752565268228603154401348246925941111966150011857322737
851332976591144157818482085228324382604274129583440428355247754102631297816192199610
0000001848208522832438260427412958344042835524775410263129781619200
0000001928216123292502264328013056372745546225858211114139891738200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4824
Owner: Walkerfan
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 4013
Owner: davidmckay
 
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