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1937 Walking Liberty Half Dollar, MS68
Finest With the Star Designation

1937 50C MS68 NGC. CAC. From a large mintage of 9.5 million pieces, the 1937 Walking Liberty half dollar is an available date in most grades, and a popular type issue. The 1937 becomes rare at the MS67 level, and MS68 examples are extremely rare. To date, this coin is the only MS68 specimen to be awarded the coveted Star designation by NGC (7/10).
The present coin is a magnificent specimen, with sharp striking details and flawless surfaces. The toning on this piece is truly extraordinary, and dominates the visual appeal at a glance, in spite of the outstanding quality of the strike and surface condition. Rich, iridescent shades of green, gold, and lilac cover all surfaces to produce a dazzling visual treat. The overwhelming appeal is confirmed by the CAC sticker.
From The Bob Simpson Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24RR, PCGS# 6601)

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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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