1938-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6605)

2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1186

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4576
  • Grade:
    MS67
  • Price:
    $8,813.00
Lot Description
1938-D 50C MS67 PCGS. CAC. The 1938-D Walking Liberty half dollar has the third lowest mintage (491,600 pieces) behind only the 1921-P and 1921-D, and is consequently prized by collectors. It was recognized as a mintage rarity early on, evidenced by the PCGS population exceeding 4,600 pieces in all grades. Mint State coins are plentiful through the Gem level, after which the population numbers drop significantly. In MS67, the grade of the present coin, PCGS and NGC have seen only 50 specimens and none finer. Intense luster cascades over both sides, each of which displays speckles of light brown toning, especially around the borders. The design elements are well brought up, save for the usual softness on the branch hand. As expected, the surfaces have been well cared for, enhancing the coin's overall eye appeal. Population: 33 in 67 (2 in 67+), 0 finer (4/13).
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