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

1917-D 50C Obverse (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65+
PCGS #:
6570
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
765,400
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$32,900 • PCGS MS66 • 8-16-2015 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 38,000 R-2.6 9 / 66 9 / 66
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 66 TIE 14 / 66 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 14 / 66 TIE 14 / 66 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Eric Lane Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4114, $32,900

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Gerald R Forsythe

1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Eric Lane Collection of Walking Liberty Half Dollars - Heritage 8/2015:4114, $32,900

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS65+ PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2014:4672, $9,400

6 MS65+ PCGS grade
6 MS65+ PCGS grade  
6 MS65+ PCGS grade  
10 MS65 PCGS grade  
David Hall: Technically a variety, but long collected as part of the main set, the 1917-D on Obverse Walking Liberty half dollar is a low mintage semi-key date that's relatively scarce in circulated grades. Mint state examples are very scarce and Gems are rare. Of the four Denver and San Francisco issues of 1917, the 1917-D Obverse is the least rare in mint state and Gem. Strike is decent for the early dates in the series, which is of course somewhat more shallow than you find on the later dates. Luster can be white and somewhat satiny.