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1917-S 50C Obverse (Regular Strike)

Series: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6572
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
952,000
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 47,500
60 or Better 750
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.5
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 66 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 66 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers and Merena 11/1988:3674 - Superior “Auction '89” 7/1989:651 - Superior 5/1990:3858 - Superior 7/1993:477 - Eric Lane Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4118, $152,750

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade

Dakota Collection - Duckor Family Collection

5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Norweb Collection - Bowers and Merena 11/1988:3674 - Superior “Auction '89” 7/1989:651 - Superior 5/1990:3858 - Superior 7/1993:477 - Eric Lane Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4118, $152,750

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Dakota Collection - Duckor Family Collection

#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade
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.