The 1916 Walking Liberty half dollars have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these silver coins.

1916 Half Dollar

Specifications

Type: Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Year: 1916
Face Value: $0.50
Composition: 90% silver, 10% copper
Silver Weight: .36169 oz.
Total Weight: 12.5 grams
Current Silver Bullion Value: $6.01

The US minted the 1916 half dollar with no mint mark and also the 1916 D half dollar and 1916 S half dollar. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the front side of the coin.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1916 Philadelphia 608,000
1916 D Denver 1,014,000
1916 S San Francisco 508,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in silver. The silver melt value for this coin is $6.01 as of December 11, 2019. This melt value is calculated from the current silver spot price of $16.63 per ounce.

The 1916 half dollar with no mint mark is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $160. In extremely fine condition the value is around $250. In uncirculated condition the price is around $450 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $650.

The 1916 D half dollar is worth around $50 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $135 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $215. In uncirculated condition the price is around $450 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $725.

Lastly the 1916 S half dollar is the most rare and valuable series. This coin is worth around $100 in good condition. In very fine condition the value is around $450 and in extremely fine condition the value is around $650. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,600 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,500.

Grading System

Good- The rims of the coin are defined. The motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" on the front of the coin is readable.

Very fine- The lines on Lady Liberty's skirt look sharp. There is a small amount of wear on Lady Liberty's right arm and breast.

Extremely fine- Almost all of Lady Liberty's gown lines are visible.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1917 Half Dollar