Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 608,000
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: $5.90 (5/28/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1916 50C MS obverse 1916 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1916 half dollar, with its 608,000-piece mintage, was saved in relatively large numbers, as is typical for most first-year-of-issue coins. The date is readily available through near-Gem, and even Gem and Premium Gem specimens are obtainable with patience and searching. MS67 pieces are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1916 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 55.00 70.00 110 200 255 305 315 345 370 435 525 625 1225 2200 4600 11000 23000 - -
$ 265 - 325 355 390 465 585 750 1450 3250 7650 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1527
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/24/1998 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 1079, 1079/Lot# 1397 $59.95
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 824 $661.25
12/22/2008 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 312, 318/Lot# 2580 $2,300.00
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 11281 $253.00
6/24/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58067 $188.10
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(2), 1174/Lot# 3961 $1,116.25
2/1/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131506/Lot# 24177 $376.00
3/10/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1253 $851.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1916 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1552052373235446676997298008479119549931110123916492426331151267062914211644
1722162663975856787097538168689259671032115313761908272139165771775599760
0000007097538168689259671032115313761908272139165771775500
0000007197768318909409801071119615122167301645216417844900
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1908
Owner: Fernando Baez Guerrero - Dominican Republic
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1649
Owner: CBC
 
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