1917-S 50C Obverse MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -32496
PCGS#: 6572

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Foster (1952) Sold by David Akers Numismatics May '98 Price realized $11000

Expert Comments

David Hall: The 1917-S Obverse is one of the key dates in the Walking Liberty half dollar series. In fact, several decades ago this was the most expensive coin in the series in mint state condition. We now known the 1921-S, 1919-D and several others are quite a bit rarer. Still, this is a very scarce coin in all but the very lowest grades. VFs and EFs are really hard to find. This is a rare coin in mint state and Gems are very rare. Strike is usually not an issue. The luster on Gems, when you find them, is usually good, though of course the early Walkers don't have that white blast of the later dates and the color is usually  a softer white.

Diameter: 30.00 millimeters Designer: Adolph Alexander Weinman Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 952,000 Weight: 12.50 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
45+
1,015
50+
1,425
53+
1,700
55+
2,100
58+
2,850
62+
3,950
63+
5,250
1
65+
26,000
66
40,000
3
66+
51,000
67
95,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 47,500 R-2.5 10 / 66 TIE 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 7 / 66 TIE 7 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 6 / 66 TIE 6 / 66 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS65 PCGS grade