1916 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
6566
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
608,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 30,000 R-2.7 4 / 66 TIE 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 4,000 R-4.2 24 / 66 TIE 24 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 500 R-6.0 23 / 66 23 / 66
Survival Estimate
All Grades 30,000
60 or Better 4,000
65 or Better 500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-4.2
65 or Better R-6.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 66
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 66

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:4112, $35,250

1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dakota Collection - Tom Bender Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 estimated grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3153, $5,875 -  Duckor Family Collection of Liberty Walking Halves

7 MS66+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:126, $6,756

7 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4660, $6,462.50

7 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2015:4112, $35,250

#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Dakota Collection - Tom Bender Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:3153, $5,875 -  Duckor Family Collection of Liberty Walking Halves

#7 MS66+ PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:126, $6,756

#7 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4660, $6,462.50

MS66+ PCGS grade #7 MS66+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

The first year of issue for the Walking Liberty half dollar series. Like many first year of issue coins, many were pulled out of circulation and saved as "novelty" items. However, for the 1916 half dollar the original mintage of 608,000 coins was relatively small for the era, and a half dollar was certainly more money at the time than the smaller denominations, so not as many were saved as say the 1913 Buffalo nickel or 1916 Mercury dime. Those that were saved at the time were mostly pulled out of circulation, so they are what we can AU (Almost Uncirculated) today.

The 1916 half dollar is scarce in circulated grades and, like all early (1916-1929) Walkers, sells for much more than the later dates in circulated grades. This issue, along with the 1916-D and 1917, is one of the more available of the 1916-1928 dates in mint state condition. Gem MS65 or better examples are availble, but are certainly not common. In Gem condition, this isuue is slightly easier to find than the 1916-D and is rarer than the 1917. Most examples are well struck for an early date Walker. Luster is typically satiny and white luster Gems are not unusual. An important beginning for this great coin series.