Lustrous Gem Obverse Mintmark Walker Offered in our June 2024 Showcase Auction

The 1917-D Obverse Mintmark variety has the lowest mintage figure of any of the mintmarked varieties of the date. It is scarce in lower Mint State grades and rare in Gem and above.  This Gem is as beautiful as it is pristine, showcasing a vivid patina of olive, bronze, and rose at the borders that frames nearly brilliant centers. Sharply rendered, the strike has imparted full definition to virtually all design elements. Both sides also exhibit copious mint luster with the handsome matte-like texture in the fields that characterizes the earliest Walking Liberty half dollar issues. Magnified inspection fails to expose a single noteworthy blemish, confirming the Gem Mint State grade and enhancing the already exceptional eye appeal. Some personal notes discussed by me and my colleagues include numismatic phrases such as “booming luster” and “screaming originality.” This particular issue simply does not typically come with this superb level of quality and eye appeal. Certified MS-65 by PCGS and verified by CAC, the present piece represents the finest quality that most collectors could realistically hope to obtain for this conditionally challenged issue. Its offering in this sale represents a significant opportunity for advanced Walking Liberty half dollar enthusiasts.

For more information about the Stack’s Bowers Galleries June 2024 Showcase auction visit To consign your coins or paper money to one of our future sales call 800-458-4646 or email [email protected].

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