Coin Specifications

Category: Walking Liberty Half Dollars (1916-1947)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,940,000
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 (5/24/2016)
Diameter: 30.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1917 D REVERSE 50C MS obverse 1917 D REVERSE 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Early in 1917, the United States Mint moved the mintmark on the Walking Liberty Half Dollar from the obverse below the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the reverse near the rim at about 8 o'clock. Although more 1917-D Reverse Mintmark Half Dollars were produced than their similarly dated Obverse Mintmark counterparts, the former delivery is by far the more difficult to locate in the finer Mint State grades. In fact, Bruce Fox (The Complete Guide to Walking Liberty Half Dollars, 1993) asserts that the '17-D Reverse is more challenging to locate as a fully struck Gem than either the 1919-S or the 1921-D.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/3/2016

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1917 D REVERSE 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 24.00 58.00 150 320 575 660 750 1025 1350 1850 2700 4550 18400 36750 55000 - - -
$ 365 - 690 800 1175 1500 2200 3350 6900 22500 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 593
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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11/15/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 5884 $1,380.00
2/14/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2811, 2811/Lot# 1788 $517.50
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(2), 1154/Lot# 4406 $2,185.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 1348 $3,795.00
10/7/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/07/2012, 43/Lot# 72822 $969.10
1/30/2015 NGC VF 25   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3519, 6088/Lot# 21086 $88.13
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4116 $28,200.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 D REVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4154891795158421053123313981499163917252009219027053510613984949850124901562119297
45661192916249121113128814321546166818202069236229734386692489461073013534168460
000000111312881432154616681820206923622973438669248946107301353400
000000117313431465159216961914213025333242526377099398116101457700
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2705
Owner: skinny7569
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2190
Owner: davidmckay
 
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