1917 50C AU55 Certification #10758694, PCGS #6569

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

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.
PCGS #
6569
Designer
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
30.00 millimeters
Weight
12.50 grams
Mintage
12292000
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
3515
Pop Lower
273
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 62500 R-2.3 15 / 66 15 / 66
All Grades 7000 R-3.6 29 / 66 TIE 29 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 700 R-5.6 26 / 66 26 / 66
65 or Better 62500
All Grades 7000
60 or Better 700
65 or Better R-2.3
All Grades R-3.6
60 or Better R-5.6
65 or Better 15 / 66
All Grades 29 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 66
65 or Better 15 / 66
All Grades 29 / 66 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 66

Condition Census Learn More

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