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

1917-S 50C Obverse (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
6572
Diameter:
30.00 millimeters
Designer:
Adolph Alexander Weinman
Weight:
12.50 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
952,000
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$152,750 • PCGS MS67 • 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 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
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail 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

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail 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  
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.