1921-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6584)
The June 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2817
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A leading rarity among Walking Liberty half dollars in all grades, the 1921-D boasts the lowest mintage of the type at just 208,000 pieces produced. The issue ranks fourth of 65 Walkers in overall Mint State rarity, and fifth in high grade (read: MS-65 or finer) rarity. Jeff Ambio (<em>Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars</em>, 2008) accounts for only 275-375 coins extant in all Mint State grades, a very limited total for a 20th century United States Mint silver coin issue.<br /> This is a visually appealing piece that is silky smooth in sheen and free of outwardly noticeable abrasions. The overall appearance is one of silvery brilliance, although close inspection does reveal suggestions of pale-gold tinting throughout much of the reverse. Well struck, as typically seen for the issue, even the centers on both sides are bold to sharp in detail. A highlight of the extensive Walking Liberty half dollar offerings in this sale.