1937 50C MS (PCGS# 6601)

2009 CSNS PN

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    2525
  • Grade:
    MS68
  • Price:
    $16,100.00
Lot Description
1937 50C MS68 PCGS. The 1937 half dollar is one of the higher-mintage coins in the Walking Liberty series (9.522 million circulation strikes). It is, therefore, fairly easy to locate in most levels of preservation. Indeed, PCGS and NGC combined have graded several thousand coins through MS65. But the population decreases somewhat in Premium Gem and drops precipitously in MS67. A mere four coins have received the lofty grade of MS68, including the present example. Low intensity, warm greenish-yellow patina imbued with splashes of powder-blue and golden-tan covers both faces, each of which exudes ebullient frosty luster. A powerful strike manifests itself in bold detail on the design features. The thumb of Liberty's branch hand is completely delineated, and the facial features and cap are sharp, though the hair curls are soft, which is a usual characteristic of the issue. The gown lines are well incised, and the eagle's plumage is crisp, save for minor softness on the trailing leg, again a typical situation for the date. Close inspection with a glass fails to reveal mentionable abrasions. In fact, we are hard-pressed to locate appropriate marks that might serve to identify the coin for pedigree purposes. This specimen possesses excellent technical quality and aesthetic appeal, and as such will generate spirited bidding among aficionados of high grade Walkers. Population: 2 in 68, 0 finer (3/09). From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
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