Walking Liberty Halves

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Photo Date Grade TPG GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Walking Liberty 50C 1916 1916
AU58
PCGS
30650086
Choice $915 First Year Issue, Brilliant Frosted Luster, CAC Approval, Twin Lakes Collection. A nicely frosted 1916 Walking Liberty half with brilliant luster during bright light inspection. Light peripheral gold toning is noted on both sides. Essentially unabraded with a single contact mark at the obverse stem end that is well hidden. Typically struck for the 1916 issue. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916D 1916-D
MS65+
PCGS
38169661
Gem $3250 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. This 1916-D lot exhibits white frosted luster that has the "satiny look" often seen on the earlier dated Walkers. The date is similar in scarcity to its Philadelphia counterpart even though having a higher mintage. Granular mint frost covers the devices and fields on this untoned example. Cartwheels are vibrant under a bright light while surfaces are pristine. Strike is typical with partial vertical skirt lines and a partial thumb. Clearly a luster play with its bold white radiance. CAC has approved a total of 322 examples 26 finer. The PCGS price guide is $3750 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6567.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916D 1916-D
MS65
PCGS
44394843
Gem $3250 First Year Denver Design Issue, Pretty Golden-Rose Shades, Gem Original. The 1916 Philadelphia and Denver struck Walking Liberty halves have comparable rarity in the higher Mint State grades. I could not resist adding this notable gem Denver example to inventory. A well frosted example with radiant luster and the expected cartwheels given a moderate golden patina that turns to rose closer to the peripheries. If luster and superb eye appeal are your cup of tea, this new offering might warrant a closer look. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916D 1916-D
Repunched Mintmark
MS65
PCGS
41000577
Gem $3350 New June 23! Condition Census Repunched Mintmark Offering, Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. A superbly original 1916-D example that was added to the "CCC" due to its repunched mintmark and listing in the Cherrypickers guide. This example is yet another luster play with granular frosted radiance that is framed by copper-gold at the peripheries. Strike is close to complete with a full head and thumb. The upper vertical skirt lines are weak, but so typical of this design era. PCGS has certified 19 FS-301 examples in all Mint State grade with only 4 at this grade level and none finer. This example is the finest approved at CAC. A top pop and conditional census offering that warrants a strong bid. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label captures the attribution as RPM FS-501. PCGS #145780.
Walking Liberty 50C 1916S 1916-S
MS64+
PCGS
36098967
Choice $6500 New June 23! Very Scarce Issue, Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. During the first year of San Francisco Walker production, mintage was recorded at 508,000 pieces, the fourth lowest for the series. Light copper-gold toning and satiny luster work in harmony for a pleasing viewing experience on this GFRC-Gem rated example. Cartwheels are vibrant and consistent with the grade level. Strike is consistent with that of the "early dates" era. Pristine surfaces are consistent with the assigned (+) grade. The CAC population stands at 224 with 40 finer. The PCGS MS64+ price guide is $6750 has reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6568.
Walking Liberty 50C 1917 1917
MS64
PCGS
21675839
Choice $700 New June 23! Near-Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Satiny surfaces and cartwheel luster are consistent with early Walkers. The fields and main devices offer granular texture that could be described as micro orange peel. As a result, GFRC images capture the surface irregularities as darker coloring. In hand, this 1917 Philadelphia strike is an even silver gray. Strike is essentially complete for the design with only a touch of weakness at the hand and thumb. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved 290 is all grades. Previously from a partial Walking Liberty half dollar set divested by the Twins Lakes Collection. The original sale is listed in the GFRC Sales Archive. PCGS #6569.
Walking Liberty 50C 1917S 1917-S
Obverse
AU58
PCGS
81945300
Choice $4750 New June 23! Obverse Mintmark, Choice Original, Cumberland County Collection.. The 1917-S Obverse is one of the key dates in the Walking Liberty half dollar series. Gems easily bring five figures. The "CCC" collecting team selected an AU58 examle for their all CAC approved set. Soft frosted luster and light pewter-gold are the primary highlights of this choice example. Pristine surfaces are notable regardless of wear on the high points. A visually suitable key date specimen for inclusion into a MInt State centric set. To date, CAC has approved of total of 138 with a price guide value of $4750. GFRC is certain that his important lot will draw considerable attention at its forthcoming Summer Baltimore bourse display since offered at the ideal value grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6572.
Walking Liberty 50C 1918 1918
MS64
PCGS
38705237
Gem $2850 New June 23! Gem Original Luster Bomb, Cumberland County Collection.. The 1918 Philly Walker is surprisingly difficult to locate in all grades, especially in Mint State. The "CCC" collection example is an amazing gem with intense granular frosted radiance. A no holds barred "luster bomb" that will provide hours of bright light viewing ecstasy. Surfaces are pristine while the strike is typical of the era. GFRC has set the reserve at the CAC price guide number and we believe this is more than fair for such an exceptional gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6574.
Walking Liberty 50C 1918S 1918-S
MS64+
PCGS
36761776
Gem $5250 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Progressively higher Mint State grades are a function of luster. This 1918-S lot is an undoubted luster play with a striated obverse die. Brilliant satiny luster is consistent on both sides. Under a bright light, the portrait is undisturbed and just plain fun along ample cartwheels. After just one look, a GFRC-Gem rating was assigned. Though a high mintage date from the early Walker era, the 1918-S issue is scarce in Mint State and one of the most challenging in full gem. I'm comfortable with the MS64+ certification and wondering if the easily seen horizontal die polish lines impacted the grade. In full gem, this is a five-figure plus coin leading to fair value at the "CCC" reserve. Please bid accordingly. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6576.
Walking Liberty 50C 1919D 1919-D
AU53
PCGS
16802676
Choice $3900 New June 23! Choice Original, Cumberland County Collection.. A key date along with its 1919 and 1919-S peers, Denver struck examples were limited to 1,165,000 with a low survival rate in all grades. PCGS has holdered only 31 examples at the certified grade while the CAC tally is a meager 9 pieces. This "CCC" lot offers ample frosted luster regardless of light wear. Surfaces are entirely unabraded under a 10x. The obverse center strike is weak as is well known for the issue. The presentation is attractive and ideal for inclusion in a Mint State centric set project. CAC census stands at 196 approved with a CDN price guide value at $3900 which is the lot reserve. How can you pass up a key date that is so well preserved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. #6578.
Walking Liberty 50C 1920 1920
MS64+
PCGS
42582921
Gem HOLD
$2000
New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. This GFRC-Gem rated 1920 half presents light golden toning and nicely frosted luster. Pristine surfaces are consistent with the certified (+) grade. Under a bright light, the glowing radiance is pure eye candy. The overall strike is strong with the upper skirt lines being partial while the hand and thumb are fully outlined. Not as rare as the 1918 date, but still a formidable challenge to acquire at this preservation level. I love the coin this a GFRC-Gem quality rating. The CDN CAC guide is $1720 at MS64 and jumping to $3750 in full "65". The reserve will facilitate strong bidding IMHO. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. #6580.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921D 1921-D
AU55
PCGS
42422765
Choice $9000 New June 23! Series Key Date, Choice Original, Cumberland County Collection.. The Cumberland County team meticulously chose this choice 1921-D example as their key date entry. I concur with their decision as this is a sterling AU55 example with soft frosted luster and pristine surfaces. Light wear is evident on the breasts and upper leg as is typically seen at the grade level. A light gold patina is noted with darker hues at the periphery. Of the 208,000 minted, only 32 have been PCGS certified at the offered level. Once again, the CAC census is heavily skewed to the lower circulated grades and not a meaningly number for this lot. The CDN guide stands at $9300 with a fair opening reserve for motivated bidders. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6584.
Walking Liberty 50C 1921D 1921-D
VG10
PCGS
6616202015
Choice $700 Key Date, Natural Coin Gray, Choice Surfaces. The 1921-D and 1921-S are the unquestioned key dates within the Walking Liberty half dollar series. The 1921-D sports the lowest mintage of the series and is even rare in the lower circulated grades. GFRC located this perfectly original example at the Summer Baltimore show for inventory. One can never have enough 1921-D example in inventory, right? Surfaces are toned a natural coin gray. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1923S 1923-S
MS64
PCGS
06613328
Choice $8850 New June 23! Semi-Key Early Date, Choice Original, Cumberland County Collection.. The 1923-S Walking Liberty half dollar is much more difficult to locate in high grade than its mintage of 2.1 million pieces would suggest. Strong commercial demand ensured most of the struck coins circulated wildy. Weak strikes and excessive surface marks are the norm for this issue. As a result, this date has a low CAC approval population stands at 137 pieces with 20 at the MS64 grade level and 16 finer. Few CAC approved MS64 records can be found in auction records validating the scarcity of this date in near-gem Mint State. Surfaces are a creamy white and emit satiny cartwheel luster under a light source. Strike is better than average with complete upper skirt lines and an outlined hand. However there is no definition of the thumb. Overall, an accurately graded semi-key example with pleasing eye appeal. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Please note that the color gradient on the GFRC images is not as pronounced on the coin as seen on the images. Previously from the Twin Lakes Collection and listed in the GFRC Sales Archive. PCGS #6586.
Walking Liberty 50C 1923S 1923-S
AU58
PCGS
42527456
Choice $4250 Dirty Gray Patina, Frosted Luster, Choice Original, Important Grade, Twin Lakes Collection. From 1923 to 1928, the San Francisco mint issued coinage for only three years; 1923-S, 1927-S, and 1928-S. The 1923-S is the better date among the three with an AU58 CAC approved example being released by Twin Lakes. This is a light gray toned example with the typical high rims and "dished" appearance. Frosted luster originates from granular textured mint bloom. Fields are pristine and pleasing. Everyman set builders should take a close look at this choice example. Priced at the CDN CAC Guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2022) holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1927S 1927-S
MS64
PCGS
12597886
Choice $4250 New June 23! Near Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Creamy satiny cartwheel luster is the highlight of this "CCC" 1927 San Francisco struck half dollar. A near-gem with unabraded fields during a bright light viewing session. Surfaces are toned a uniform creamy white. Strike is better than average for this date after checking a fair number of CoinFacts auction records. Liberty's head is almost complete with some definition of the ear. Hand and thumb are partially outlined and only the topmost skirt lines being incompletely struck. Reverse strike is well executed. Conservatively graded and housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Previously from the Twins Lakes Collection and listed in the GFRC Sales Archive. PCGS #6587.
Walking Liberty 50C 1928S 1928-S
AU58
PCGS
83933130
Choice $3000 New June 23! Choice Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Yet another better date, the 1928-S issue is scarce in higher circulated grades and rare in Mint State. This "CCC example excels with rich frosted luster and easily fits into an uncirculated centric set. Under a bright light, the radiance is above average and compelling with hints of faint gold. Unfortunately, this date is notorious for weak strikes with this lot being typical of that reputation. A few obverse micro ticks are noted. Many of the early Walker dates have a consistent CAC population in the low one hundred range as is the case here. The census is reported at 124 with 23 at the certified grade. Lot reserve is set at the CDN CAC price guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6588.
Walking Liberty 50C 1929D 1929-D
MS65
PCGS
25038050
Gem $2450 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. The "CCC" Walker set sale arrives to the last "early era date" with a marvelous gem lot. An unquestionable gem "luster bomb" that will garner spirited bidding. Granular frosted luster is intense and provides for a exceptional bright light viewing experience. Not only are the fields untouched, but the strike is the best seen among the consignorsí early dates. All vertical skirt lines are nicely detailed. If searching for a superior example for the finest of breed set, then plan to bid aggressively as this lot cannot help but be noticed by astute collectors. The CAC population is currently 233 with 84 finer. The CDN CAC guide is $2700, with the reserve set generously low by our consignors. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6589.
Walking Liberty 50C 1929S 1929-S
MS65
PCGS
35684541
Gem $3450 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Though the 1929-S sports double the mintage of the 1929-D, there is pricing parity in the circulated grades. In gem Mint State, the 1929-S emerges at the better date. This "CCC" lot exhibits natural frosted luster with active cartwheels and is worthy of its gem certification. Hints of gold are noted on the obverse. As with the Cumberland County 1929-D, this lot offers a strong strike with bold head definition and 98% complete skirt lines. An engrossing lot for the serious fan of the Walker series at the higher Mint State grades. The CAC census is 155 with 23 finer. At a CDN CAC guide of $3600, the reserve is quite fair. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6590.
Walking Liberty 50C 1933S 1933-S
MS65
PCGS
41060303
Gem $3750 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. The 1933-S issue is at a transition point between the early dates (1916-1929) and the middle dates (1933-1940). After a three year hiatus, the San Francisco mint began to strike Walkers again. This specimen is fully worthy of its gem status given the intense satiny luster. Yes, is it time to pull out the "luster bomb" descriptor for this lot as well deserving. Strike is complete with full hand and thumb along with skirt lines and Liberty's head nicely detailed. Expect this lot to garner spirited bidding once seen at the Summer Baltimore preview unmissable. A better date with a moderate CAC population of 257. The CDN CAC guide stands at 3,900 with some bidding room for sure given its exceptional presentation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6591.
Walking Liberty 50C 1933S 1933-S
MS64
PCGS
45234162
Choice $2750 Scarce at Grade, Near-Gem Original, Gray Patina. GFRC Buyback, Price Reduction. As a Great Depression issue, 1933-S strikes were not saved in any substantial quantities leading to scarcity in Mint State. CAC has only approved 42 examples at the offered grade level with 94 finer. This is noteworthy given a mintage of 1,786,000. This is a near-gem original example that has thick gray patina. Luster features frosted texture though muted by the thick patina. Strike is absolutely hammered with deeply impressed skirt lines, thumb, and head details. Collectors who value strict originality over brilliant frosted luster should carefully consider this example. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2023) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6591
Walking Liberty 50C 1934 1934
MS66
PCGS OGH
5317529
Gem $600 New June 23! Exceptional Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Extraordinary satiny luster is absolutely eye catching on this 1934 Philly issue. If seeking the finest at the superb gem grade, then plan on bidding aggressively without regret. The bright light presentation is powerful and warrants a "luster bomb" label, the third assigned for the Cumberland County collection. Swirling cartwheels tickle the eyes too. The strike is equally impressive with all device elements deeply impressed. An example of old time grading without a reconsideration attempt. The CAC population is 381 with 75 finer. The $595 CDN CAC guide is too low for this lot. Bid accordingly. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6592.
Walking Liberty 50C 1934 1934
MS65
PCGS
43133868
Gem $475 Gem Original, Sheffield Collection.. Thick and creamy satiny luster radiates from well preserved surfaces. Other than a tiny luster break in the right obverse field, rich mint bloom is continuous on both sides. All of the vertical skirt lines are fully defined along with intricate head details and complete outreached hand and thumb. This gem provide above average presentation under a bright light given the cartwheels and satiny radiance. CAC notes 372 in all grades with 121 at the offered level. CDN CAC guide currently stands at $468 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6592
Walking Liberty 50C 1934D 1934-D
MS64
PCGS
11524737
Gem $600 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. When first evaluating this 1934-D half from the Twin Lakes Collection, I can still remember the immediate "wow" factor. There are certain coins that have superior eye appeal and this piece is one of those. Frosty luster and smooth pristine fields dominate the bright light viewing experience. Strike is typical with a partial head and upper skirt lines. The strike weakness is not holding back the GFRC-Gem rating as all other criteria are superior. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. The CAC census is 209 with a CDN Price guide at $625. Ex Twin Lakes Collection. PCGS #6593.
Walking Liberty 50C 1934S 1934-S
MS64
PCGS
15184415
Choice HOLD
$1250
New June 23! Near Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. This second "middle years" issue is the last of the challenging Walker dates in Mint State. Consistent mint bloom results in rich frosted radiance and active cartwheels. Toning is a light greenish-gold. The strike is complete with faint chatter in the lower right field being consistent with the certified grade. A premium "CCC" lot that warrants attention for its overall eye appeal. The CAC census is only 175 with 85 finer. With a CDN CAC guide at $1420, there is ample bidding room at the reserve. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6594.
Walking Liberty 50C 1934S 1934-S
MS63
PCGS
12860733
Choice $1300 Choice Original, Sheffield Collection.. The run of "rare" San Francisco dates in Mint State concludes with the 1934-S issue. This date is nearly as rare as the 1833-S which is also offered by the Sheffield consignor in our Two Fine Gentlemen auction event. Pastel yellow-blue, aquamarine, and gold are overlaid on frosted surfaces with the obverse toning being denser. Regardless, the frosted radiance is substantial under angled lighting while the cartwheels are equally vibrant. Strike is complete with fully formed vertical skirt lines, outreached hand, and Liberty's cap. With a 10x, a few scattered micro-ticks are noted but of no consequence. Only 11 examples have been CAC approved at the offer grade with 173 stickered in all grades. The CDN CAC guide is $1230 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6594
Walking Liberty 50C 1935D 1935-D
MS64
PCGS
13694444
Choice $600 New June 23! Better Date, Cumberland County Collection.. The first "affordable" San Francisco date in the Walking Liberty series at the MS64 grade level. A premium offering as are all the lots in the "CCC" Walker set. Granular frosted luster is quite brilliant. Faint gold toning is seen on the left sides of obverse and reverse. This toning is amplified by GFRC images and more subtle in hand. Strike is essentially complete with the hand and thumb well defined but the top skirt lines are just a tad weak. The CAC census is a low 123 pieces with a CDN guide value of $625. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Previously part of a large PCGS MS64 CAC Walker set divested by the Twins Lakes Collection during 2018. PCGS #6596.
Walking Liberty 50C 1935S 1935-S
MS64
PCGS
12505116
Choice $1150 New June 23! Near Gem Original, Cumberlnd County Collection.. This lovely 1935-S Walker offers glowing frosted cartwheel luster and an undisturbed viewing experience. Under a light source, vibrant cartwheels spring to life. Surfaces are creamy white and fully natural. Strike is typical with weakness at hand and thumb. There is one faint bag mark in the right obverse field mentioned for accuracy. This piece is a near gem original example with that lone bag mark and strike holding back a GFRC-Gem quality rating. CAC approval stands at 167 pieces with a CDN guide value at $1480, leaving substantial bidding room at the offered reserve. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Previously sold into the Cumberland County Collection when Twin Lakes divested a substantial PCGS MS64 CAC Walker set during 2018. PCGS #6597.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936 1936
PR65
PCGS
3406583
Gem $3350 New June 23! First Year Proof Issue, Gem Original, Cumberlnd County Collection.. During 1936, proof half dollars were reissued after a long hiatus dating back to 1915. A total of 3901 were produced and immediately gained "first year" popularity. The "CCC" specimen is clearly a gem with watery mirrors and a pristine field. How I enjoy handling proof without hairlines as is the case here. The strike is hammered, as expected with deeply impressed motifs. An enthralling example that is on many a collector's want list. The CAC census is 378 approved with 161 finer. There is generous bidding room given the CDN CAC guide value at $3880. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6636.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936 1936
Doubled Die Obverse
MS64
PCGS
16087921
Choice $375 New June 23! Doubled Die Obverse, Choice Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Accurately graded at the near-gem Mint State level with satiny cartwheel luster. Strike is nearly complete with the outline of the hand showing. Die doubling in the date digits is obvious under a 10x loupe. Few have been graded with only 6 CAC approved. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. PCGS label captures the die variety with a "DDO FS-102" notation. Part of a large PCGS MS64 CAC Walker set being divested by the Twins Lakes Collection during 2018 and purchased by our "CCC" consignor. PCGS #145289.
Walking Liberty 50C 1936D 1936-D
MS66+
PCGS
35573360
Gem $1650 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. With a mintage of 4,252,400, the 1936-D issue is readily available in Mint State grades through MS66. However, the PCGS population drops dramatically at MS66+ (67) and MS67 (55). This "CCC" release is entirely frosted with faint golden shades at the peripheries. Strike is typical with the upper vertical skirt lines being incomplete. A 10x review revealed random die polish lines on the obverse and continuous mint bloom across the surfaces. The CDN CAC piece guide lists MS66 at $1140 with a dramatic jump to $5000 at the next full grade. We believe the reserve price is quite competitive for this lovely gem. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6599
Walking Liberty 50C 1936S 1936-S
MS66
PCGS
36625904
Gem $1500 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Frosty white radiance, on this underrated 1936-S, is worthy of the fourth "luster bomb" designation as we proceed through the Cumberland County auction lots. Strike is essentially complete with the hand outlined and a few upper skirt lines being partial. Visual inspection under angled lighting confirmed active cartwheels. The CAC census is currently 244 with only 13 finer, an important point for this super gem. The reserve is compelling against the CDN CAC guide of $1610. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6600.
Walking Liberty 50C 1937 1937
PR66
PCGS OGH
2626579
Gem $1250 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. The 1937 proof Walker issue owns the second lowest mintage with only 5728 struck. The "CCC" husband and wife team made a superb acquisition with this PR66 example. A stronger mirrored example with absolutely NO surface imperfections, leading to a premium viewing experience. Strike is fully detailed with a rounded hand and intricate skirt lines. Worthy of a strong competitive bid given the fair reserve consistent with the CDN CAC guide. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6637.
Walking Liberty 50C 1937D 1937-D
MS65
PCGS
32694671
Gem $865 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gem Original.. GFRC Buyback, Price Reduction. The 1937-D and 1937-S Walking Liberty dates are equally scarce in Mint State with mintages of 1,676,000 and 2,090,000. Truly original and undipped examples are scarce in full gem based on CAC approval rates. CAC has approved 103 Denver strikes at the MS65 grade. This example screams originality with its brilliant frosted luster and faint copper-gold toning. Bright light exposure releases frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels. Strike is nearly complete with just a touch of definition weakness at the thumb. Surfaces are pristine with some die polished lines seen during 10x review. A classic gem that warranted close scrutiny. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6602
Walking Liberty 50C 1938 1938
PR67+
PCGS
40411066
Gem $3250 New June 23! Gem Original Proof, Cumberland County Collection.. This 1938 proof strike is superbly mirrored and a highlight of the Cumberland County Collection. The reflectance is brilliant while the fields have a watery texture that I find most pleasing on larger denomination silver. All aspects of this lot approach perfection. The surfaces are pristine while the strike is fully hammered with boldly defined obverse center motifs. The PCGS population at 67+ is 38 examples with a guide value increasing to $3750. Two recent 2023 auction records are consistent with the reserve price. Worthy of aggressive bidding as this lot is about as good as it gets for an early proof Walker. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6638.
Walking Liberty 50C 1938 1938
MS66+
NGC
6604045003
Gem $850 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. This gorgeous 1938 half offers brilliant frosted luster and swirling cartwheels under a bright light. A fully struck specimen with deeply impress skirt lines, a high relief outreached hand and head that will please the most stringent strike fanatics. The pristine surfaces beg the question of why this "CCC" lot not certified to the next level. This is a compelling offering that warrants several bids to locate a suitable pricing level. CAC price guide is $685 at MS66 with an increase to $2250 in "7". Housed in new large font holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6604
Walking Liberty 50C 1938 1938
MS65
CACG
380365640
Gem $450 Gem Original, Sheffield Collection.. Rich frosted luster radiates from surfaces graced with continuous mint bloom. Cartwheels are as expected for an accurately designated gem. More important is the natural light silver-gray coloration that is indicative of 100% originality. It is obvious that this "walker" has not been dipped to enhance the luster. Strike is complete with deep vertical skirt lines along with full right facing hand and distinct thumb. This is a thoroughly solid lot consistent with conservative CACG grading standards. CACG has certified 13 pieces as of mid-February 2024 with a price guide of $445 as reference. Housed in a new CAC Grading (2023) holder. PCGS #6604
Walking Liberty 50C 1938D 1938-D
MS66+
NGC
6819810005
Gem $2635 New June 9! A Gem "Luster Bomb", Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. If assembling a top end Walking Liberty half dollar collection, this 1938-D example need immediately consideration. Simply stated, this is a gem "luster bomb" that drips frosted radiance under lighting. The strike is 100% complete with deeply impressed vertical skirt lines and a complete right facing hand. Under a 10x, the obverse fields are striated with that polishing also seen on the reverse but to a lessor degree. I've got to give this lot a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The CAC price guide indicates $2700 at the certified grade. Our offer price for an MS66+ is more than fair. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1938D 1938-D
MS65
PCGS OGH
4377892
Gem $1600 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Our cataloging finally reaches the 1938-D, a popular low mintage "middle date". At a mintage of 491,600, this issue presents the third lowest mintage of the entire Walker series. Yes, only behind the 1921 and 1921-D key dates. Many have been save in circulated grades up through the gem Mint State level. The "CCC" collecting team are congratulated on selecting this specimen for their impressive effort. A superb gem that has been conservatively graded. The frosted luster is absolutely brilliant and enticing. The surfaces are entirely unabraded. Strike is close to complete with the hand outlined but lacking thumb definition. The CAC census is huge at 587 pieces approved but heavily skewed to the lower circulated grades. At $1710, the CDN CAC guide suggests some generous bidding room for this lot. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 (1993-1998) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6605.
Walking Liberty 50C 1939 1939
PR67+
PCGS
38971245
Gem $2150 New June 23! Gem Original Proof, Cumberland County Collection.. The "CCC" proof Walker procession continues with this immaculate gem 1939 example. Starting in 1939, proofs were more frequently saved and properly preserved leading to the quality level seen here. Surfaces are pristine behind a thin layer of toning that results in a lower contrast white appearance. Strike is also complete but not as sharp as the early "CCC" proof dates. For reference, the CDN CAC guide is $1240 jumping to $8250 in full "67". Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6639.
Walking Liberty 50C 1939 1939
MS66
PCGS
20249963
Gem $375 New June 23! Superb Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. A gem original Walking Liberty half dollar that has it all! Strike is crisp with full head, rounded hand/thumb, and all vertical gown lines deeply impressed. Brilliant cartwheel luster is eye catching along with dancing cartwheels under a bright light. Surfaces are unabraded and without any distractions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval . The CDN CAC guide value is $390 as reference. This is a premium offering at a more than fair reserve price. Ex Osprey and Mark Mattox Collections. PCGS #6606.
Walking Liberty 50C 1939D 1939-D
MS67
PCGS
25394582
Gem $2000 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. The 1939-D issue is well known for the availability of lustrous white gems which is the case with this well selection "CCC" offering. Viewing white sparkling mint frost and swirling cartwheels are a pleasure under a bright light. As expected at this certified level, the surfaces are pristine. A partially outlined thumb is noted otherwise the strike is complete. An absolute gem with a CDN CAC price guide value at $2250 allowing for competitive bidding. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2012-2013) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6607.
Walking Liberty 50C 1939S 1939-S
MS67
NGC
1579719004
Gem $1650 Gem Original, Sheffield Collection.. None finer at CAC is an appropriate note for starting this Sheffield Collection 1939-S description! Pristine surfaces are entirely unabraded and worthy of this lofty certified grade. The frosted luster is brilliant and completely undisturbed. Strike is also complete with full vertical skirt lines and an outlined thumb. Faint golden hues are evident under a bright light. Scattered die polish lines are nicely detailed under a 10x. CAC population in "67" stands at 204 with none finer. The CAC price guide value is $1580. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6608
Walking Liberty 50C 1939S 1939-S
MS67
NGC
6819623003
Gem $1650 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. This 1939-S "CCC" lot is yet another piece to secure the GFRC "luster bomb" designation given its deep sparkling radiance that is entirely undisturbed on both sides. Cartwheels are equally notable and enticing. The surfaces are fully pristine as expected for this grade level. Strike is bond with the thumb partially defined. An exceptional lot that perfectly balanced across GFRC's evaluation criteria. The CDN CAC suggests $1580 as fair value, but this lot warrants a strong reserve for it greatness. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6608.
Walking Liberty 50C 1939S 1939-S
MS66+ NGC
6282636002
Gem $600 New June 9! Frosted Luster, Circular Rose-Green Toning, Gem Original, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. GFRC images accurately capture the circular toning on this superb gem 1939-S half dollar. Not a scare issue with its mintage of 2,552,000 but the unique toning is captivating under a bright light. Centers are toned a light yellow gold and surrounded by rings of rose and green-gold on both sides. Strike is close to complete with fully defined thumb though a few skirt lines are not continuous at the left facing knee. A cool new offering from the Lakeland Collection. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1940 1940
PR66
PCGS
36753538
Gem $700 New June 23! Gem Original Proof, Cumberland County Collection.. During 1940, Walking Liberty proof mintage increased to the five level with 11,279 struck. The Cumberland County Collection specimen offers watery mirrors with pristine surfaces. Bright light reflectance is crystal clear and pleasing. This well-preserved lot is fully struck including nicely founded hand and thumb. Our consignors have chosen well with their proof selections. The CDN CAC guide is $785 leading to a competitive reserve for motivated bidders. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6640.
Walking Liberty 50C 1940 1940
MS67
PCGS
21632272
Gem $700 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Rich granular frosted luster is uniform and presents a creamy white texture under a bright light when inspecting this 1940 Philly issue. This is a superb gem with one of the BEST strikes seen for a "middle date" as the hand and thumb are fully rounded along with deeply impressed skirt lines. As the French say for deep admiration, "oh la la " for this lovely Walker. $820 is the CDN CAC guide value leaving lots of bidding room. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2003-2004) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6609.
Walking Liberty 50C 1941D 1941-D
MS64
PCGS
11504912
Gem $100 New June 23! Gem Original, Excellent Mint Bloom, Vibrant Cartwheels, Cumberland County Collection.. This lot presents mint frost and eye appeal of at least MS64+ or better. Strike is crisp with thumb fully outlined. CAC price guide is $120 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder CAC approval. Previously part of a large PCGS MS64 CAC Walker set divested by the Twins Lakes Collection during 2018 and purchased by our Cumberland County consignor. PCGS #6612.
Walking Liberty 50C 1942 1942
MS66
PCGS
35374244
Gem $250 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Silky granular frosted luster is the highlight of this superb gem 1942 Philadelphia issue. Vibrant cartwheels appear with overhead lighting. Strike is a tad soft at the obverse center. The CDN CAC guide is $210 as reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6614.
Walking Liberty 50C 1942S 1942-S
MS65
PCGS
32830751
Gem $325 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. This "CCC"1942-S is worthy of its gem designation as right light inspection reveals undisturbed frosted luster which is uniform and brilliant. Furthermore, the cartwheels are vibrant. Strike weakness is seen on the center obverse with no hand definition. The CAC price guide stands at $295. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6617.
Walking Liberty 50C 1943D 1943-D
MS67+
NGC
6275089002
Gem $1695 Brilliant Frosted Luster, Gem Original.. GFRC Buyback, Price Reduction. Approaching "perfection" best describes this superb gem 1943-D Walking Liberty half dollar. Creamy mint frost covers both sides along with faint gold patina that is a touch deeper at the rims. Thick frosted luster appears when placed under angled lighting along with vibrant cartwheels. Strike is hammered with all device details deeply impressed including the topmost skirt lines and thumb. Finally, the surfaces are pristine without tiny abrasions during 10x review. The certified MS67+ grade and CAC approval place this lot at the condition census as CAC has yet to approve a single MS68. Pricing a coin at this quality level is challenging. The PCGS price guide number at MS67+ is $2750 with auction records consistent with the reserve price. A superb gem for those building the finest registry sets. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6619
Walking Liberty 50C 1945S 1945-S
MS66+ NGC
6352247006
Gem $370 New June 9! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Peripheral Copper-Gold, Gem Original, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. Brilliant frosted luster and vibrant cartwheels are promptly noted when placing this superb gem 1945-S half dollar under angled lighting. Mint frost is continuous on both side along with unabraded surfaces. Rims are sharp and without a single contact mark. Peripheral copper-gold toning is stronger on the obverse but also evident on the reverse. Center obverse strike is incomplete with missing upper skirt lines and partial thumb. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Walking Liberty 50C 1945S 1945-S
MS66+ NGC
6605179002
Gem $690 New June 9! Superb Eye Appeal, Pastel Shades, Gem Original, CAC Approval, Lakeland Collection. Consignor Pricing Reduction. This superb 1945-S half presents light pastel shades that are concentrated at the obverse periphery along with brilliant frosted luster. A bright light further activates the cartwheels. GFRC images present the coloration equivalent to when this coin is resting under an LED desk lamp and viewed at an angle. I see greens and gold with a light mix of rose on the obverse. Strike is typical for the issue along with dies being notably worn with metal flow lines emerging at the centers and rims. The CDN CAC price guide jumps from $376 at MS66 to $6,560 in MS67. Please note that this offering has been awarded a (+) grade due to its premium eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946 1946
Doubled Die Reverse
MS65
PCGS
47965819
Gem $3150 Doubled Die Reverse, Gem Original, Sheffield Collection.. The 1946 Double Die Reverse continues to be popular after being listed separately in the PCGS price guide along with Cherrypickers as FS-801. The doubling on E PLURIBUS UNUM is substantial enough to be easily recognized by die variety enthusiasts. In Gem MInt State, the PCGS population report indicates 61 pieces with 27 finer. When considering CAC approval, those numbers drop significantly with 18 approved at grade and 16 finer. This example presents brilliant frosted radiance and spinning cartwheels. The certified grade appears to be conservative given the unblemished surfaces. If serious about "walkers", this major die variety gem would be an exciting addition. The CAC price guide is $3150 for reference. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6632
Walking Liberty 50C 1946D 1946-D
MS66+
PCGS
81729661
Gem $325 New June 23! Superb Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. Bright light radiance and cartwheels are equal to superb gem expectations. Struck from eroded dies with the corresponding rich satiny presentation. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and pleasing. The overall strike is also complete. The CDN CAC price guide indicates a wide value range of $220 (MS66) to $1040 (MS67). The reserve is a fair assessment of this lot's overall desirability. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6627.
Walking Liberty 50C 1946D 1946-D
MS65
PCGS OGH
3213166
Gem $165 New June 23! Creamy Frosted Luster, Fully Struck, Light Gold Patina, Cumberland County Collection. This 1946-D half is high on the eye appeal scale with its deep sparkling frosted luster and swirling cartwheels. The "CCC" team selected well here as the grading is conservative. Strike is complete. This auction lot is most certainly worth the reserve. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.0 (1990-1993) old green holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6628.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947 1947
MS66
PCGS
42648611
Gem $245 Glowing Satiny Luster, Light Rose Obverse, CAC Approved. Glowing satiny luster originates from surfaces strike by worn dies. Under a bright light, the undisturbed view is quite pleasing with considering the light obverse rose shades. The reverse is mostly untoned and satiny on the 1847 Philadelphia issue. The strike is consistent with that of worn dies. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval.
Walking Liberty 50C 1947D 1947-D
MS66
PCGS
39113079
Gem $275 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. This last listing in a complete Walking Liberty half dollar set presents satiny textured radiance that has a lovely glow under a bright light. Vibrant cartwheels further add to the viewing pleasure. The overall strike is fully achieved with a rounded hand and thumb. The CDN CAC guide currently prices a superb gem at $295 as reference. There is bidding room on this superb gem for sure. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2024) holder with CAC approval. PCGS #6631.
Walking Liberty 50C 2016W 2016-W
100th Anniversary
SP70 PCGS
39018402
Gem $1600 New June 23! Gem Original, Cumberland County Collection.. The Cumberland County team also included the 2016-W 100th Anniversary gold issue into their collection and a fitting way to close out this auction event. Mintage for the special strike issue is only 65,512 pieces with the majority certified at the SP70 level. This lot is also a 99.99% gold bullion play with a weight of 15.55 grams or nearly $1200 at current gold pricing levels. Liberty's rendition is well executed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder. PCGS #598604.