1916-S 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
6568
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
508,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 25,000 R-2.7 4 / 66 TIE 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 66 TIE 14 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 18 / 66 TIE 18 / 66 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 25,000
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 66 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2004:6751 - Eric Lane Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4113, $32,900 -  Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2018:4868, $43,200

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2004:6751 - Eric Lane Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4113, $32,900 -  Steven L. Duckor Collection - Heritage 1/2018:4868, $43,200

MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
David Hall:

The 1916-S is the 4th lowest mintage of the Walking Liberty half dollar series. It is a tough coin in all grades. Even the lowest grade examples are relatively expensive. In Gem condition this issue, while rare, is not as rare as the mintage would suggest, probably because a number were saved as first year of issue.

Typical mint state examples are well struck (for an early Walker). In fact, this is one of the better struck of the the early date (1916-1929) Walkers. Luster is usually soft white and somewhat satiny.