1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Pedigrees
by Saul Teichman
as of December 3, 2013

1916 Half Dollar Pedigrees

Pieces are now renumbered and reordered as per the new 8th edition Judd book based on their striking order per Roger Burdette. Photo links to the examples in the Smithsonian have been provided.

Note: The Farouk collection had 7 of these - 6 from Col Green as enumerated below. The seventh is believed to be either a second J1992 or a J1996

J1991/P2056 This was J1798 in earlier editions.

1) Smithsonian 1985.0551.0741

2) Col Green, Farouk, Mitkoff 4/74, Pryor-B/M 1/96, southern collection, Stacks 7/08 - PCGS61 - illustrated above

3) Col Green, Farouk part of lot 2028, Superior 10/90, Superior 7/93, Heritage 1/14 FUN - PCGS63

4) B/R 11/72, B/R 6/74, Evans-B/M 8/98, Stacks 1/04, Heritage 5/05, Heritage 1/08 - PCGS63

J1992/P2053 This was J1797 in earlier editions.

1) Smithsonian 1985.0551.0756

2) Smithsonian 1985.0551.0757

3) Col Green, Farouk, Mitkoff 4/74, Pryor-B/M 1/96, southern collection, Stacks 7/08 as PCGS63, now NGC64 - illustrated above

4) B/R 11/72, Superior 10/90, Superior 7/93, Heritage 1/14 FUN - PCGS63

5) Evans-B/M 8/98, Kagins as NGC64, ANR 1/05, Heritage 6/05, Heritage 7/08, Stacks 11/08 - NGC65 dipped

6) Superior 8/91 - circulated NGCVG8

7) Anaconda Rare Coins 8/03, Heritage 1/07 (not sold), Stacks 9/09, I&L Goldberg 1/11 as NGCAU53, I&L Goldberg 2/13 - circulated, PCGSAU50

8) Lemus-Queller, Heritage 1/09 as NGCAU58, Heritage 1/13 - PCGSAU55

9) Heritage 4/10 - circulated NGCVG8 but different from #6

10) Private collection - XF

A second example graded PCGSAU55 prior to the Queller coin may be another

J1993/P2055 J1797A is a misdescription of this.

This is the only pattern known struck from the regular reverse die.

1) Col Green, Farouk, part of lot 2027, Kosoff, Pittman-Akers 10/97, southern collection, Stacks 7/08 - illustrated above

2) Heritage 8/2004 as NGCVF30, Stacks 1/09, Heritage 8/13 - PCGSVF30

J1994/P2059 This was J1801 in earlier editions.

1) B.M. Douglas, Smithsonian 237132.0001

2) Col Green, Farouk, Mitkoff 4/74, Pryor, Hayes-Stacks 10/85, Queller, Heritage 1/09 - NGC64 - illustrated above

3) Circulated - reported by Breen

J1995/P2057 This was J1799 in earlier editions.

1) B.M. Douglas, Smithsonian 252079.0002 circulated

2) Col Green, Farouk, Mitkoff 4/74, Pryor-B/M 1/96, southern collection, Stacks 7/08 - PCGS64 - illustrated above

J1996/P2058 This was J1800 in earlier editions.

1) Taxay plate coin

2) NERCA 11/77, NERCA 7/80, Christie’s 12/92, B/M 8/95 - circulated PCGS VG8 - illustrated above