1917 50C XF45

CERTIFICATION#: 03570779
PCGS#: 6569

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1917 Philadelphia is the most common of the early date (1916-1929) Walking Liberty half dollars in all grades. Mint state examples are usually well struck. Gems have the white satin look of the early Walkers. Gems are available but scarce relative to other denominations. Typically, the smaller denominations were saved more than the larger denominations during this era as face value was an issue when collectors of the day decided which coins to save. It cost a lot less to save new pennies and nickels than it did to save quarters and half dollars. When it came to silver dollars, the government did the saving as silver dollars sat in government vaults until the 1950s and 1960s. But half dollars were probably saved in the smallest quantities during the pre-World War II years.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 12,292,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
16
2
4
15
8
15
19
2
20
25
5
30
30
1
45+
54
50+
75
53+
85
55+
95
58+
115
62+
170
63+
245
5
64+
550
7
65+
1,750
3
66+
4,700
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 62,500 R-2.3 15 / 66 15 / 66
60 or Better 7,000 R-3.6 29 / 66 TIE 29 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 700 R-5.6 26 / 66 26 / 66

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade