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SERIES: Walking Liberty Half Dollars 1916-1947
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1917 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
6569
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
12,292,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$39,950 • PCGS MS67 • 8-10-2016 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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Numismatic
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Relative Rarity
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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
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail 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  
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.