For Sale 1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar - PCGS MS65
U.S. Rare Coins - Walkers
How to Inquire or Buy -
This beautiful 1916 walker certified in PCGS MS65 is a popular first-year-of-issue coin. It may be seen in our Vienna, VA showroom. Appointment appreciated. You may also call (703) 281-7053 to discuss. We accept many forms of payment, cash, check, debit, credit cards. We can securely ship this coin in the USA. Approximate value $1,695.
U.S. Coins for Sale -Walking Liberty Half Dollars
1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar - PCGS MS65
DESIGNER: Adolph Alexander Weinman
DIAMETER: 30.00 millimeters
WEIGHT: 12.50 grams
METAL: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
The first year of issue for the very poplar Walking Liberty half dollar series. Like many first year of issue coins, many were pulled out of circulation and saved as "novelty" items. However, for the 1916 Walking Liberty half dollar the original mintage of 608,000 coins was relatively small for the era, and a half dollar was certainly more money at the time than the smaller denominations, so not as many were saved as other first-year-of-issue coins like the 1913 Buffalo nickel or 1916 Mercury dime. Those that were saved at the time were mostly pulled out of circulation, so they are what we can AU (Almost Uncirculated) today.
The 1916 Walker is scarce in circulated grades and, like all early (1916-1929) Walkers, sells for much more than the later dates in circulated grades. This issue, along with the 1916-D and 1917, is one of the more available of the 1916-1928 dates in mint state condition. Gem MS65 or better examples are available, but are certainly not common. In Gem condition, this issue is slightly easier to find than the 1916-D but is rarer than the 1917. Most examples are well struck for an early date Walker. Luster is typically satiny and white and luster Gems are not unusual. An important beginning for collectors of the ever-popular Walking half dollar coin series.