1916 50C MS (PCGS# 6566)

The June 2011 Baltimore Auction

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1916 Walking Liberty Half Dollar. MS-68 (NGC). This is the single finest 1916 Walking Liberty half dollar known to PCGS and NGC, and it is&nbsp;pedigreed first and foremost on the list of "Significant Examples" of the issue provided in the 2008 book <em>Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars </em>by Jeff Ambio. While this is a well produced and generally well preserved issue, the intensity of luster and pristine surfaces&nbsp;possessed by the present example are truly remarkable even to this cataloger (who, ironically,&nbsp;happens to be Jeff Ambio). Both sides are bursting with a richly frosted texture that is further enhanced by delicate champagne-gold iridescence. There is hardly even a minuscule abrasion in evidence, and the outward appearance is expectably smooth for the assigned grade. Fully struck, as well,&nbsp;this&nbsp;jaw dropping example belongs in the finest Walking Liberty collection on the NGC Set Registry.
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