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: $5.45 (2/7/2016)
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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 29.00 58.00 190 390 800 1450 1650 1900 2400 2850 3800 5100 8450 25000 42000 198500 - - -
$ - - 1750 2200 2550 3350 4350 6900 12000 30550 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 554
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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5/20/2008 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28054, 28054/Lot# 24178 $230.00
5/27/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 250, 256/Lot# 541 $1,725.00
9/6/2009 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2735 $632.50
11/16/2010 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 2961, 2961/Lot# 1088 $279.00
4/29/2012 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131219/Lot# 25181 $149.50
9/16/2012 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/16/2012, 40/Lot# 73793 $28.00
6/3/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4070 $822.50
7/21/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 32181 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1917 S OBVERSE 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76102194502974148317672009223723752565268228603154401348246925941111966150011857322737
841322966591143157718472085228324382604274129583440428355247753102621297716191199610
0000001847208522832438260427412958344042835524775310262129771619100
0000001928216123292501264328003056372645536224858211114139891738200
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4824
Owner: Walkerfan
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 4013
Owner: davidmckay
 
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