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1917 50C (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
6569
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
12,292,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
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.