1917-D 50C Obverse MS62

CERTIFICATION#: -32494
PCGS#: 6570

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Kelly (1952) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $2200

Expert Comments

David Hall: Technically a variety, but long collected as part of the main set, the 1917-D on Obverse Walking Liberty half dollar is a low mintage semi-key date that's relatively scarce in circulated grades. Mint state examples are very scarce and Gems are rare. Of the four Denver and San Francisco issues of 1917, the 1917-D Obverse is the least rare in mint state and Gem. Strike is decent for the early dates in the series, which is of course somewhat more shallow than you find on the later dates. Luster can be white and somewhat satiny.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 765,400 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
19
2
45+
285
50+
385
53+
435
55+
500
62+
975
64+
2,950
8
65+
13,000
4

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 38,000 R-2.6 9 / 66 9 / 66
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 66 TIE 14 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 14 / 66 TIE 14 / 66 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade