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Lot 1505

1921-D. PCGS graded MS-63. A choice Unc example with near immaculate surfaces free from marks; all delicately toned. The key date and always in demand. A hard to compete with array of rich natural toning hues enhance the smooth, lustrous surfaces of this scarce Denver Mint Walking Liberty Half Dollar. A small region of striking weakness is often seen at Liberty's head, hand and skirt lines, however the present prize much sharper than that, and indeed quite exceptional for this often average-strike date. We direct your attention as well to the broad bold rims, and Liberty's head detail. For the most part, the eagle follows the quality of the obverse, and in this instance we find much more representation of chest and leg feathers than normal for a product from Denver. Again, there are wide rims, scintillating luster lying under muted toning, and excellent, almost mark-free surface.

Beginning with 1917, the mint incorporated larger more regularly shaped stars on the flag than in 1916; there is also now a sharp border line below the star field and more sharply defined edge lines on the red stripes. Additionally, the leaves on the branch in Liberty's hand are more clearly outlined and have sharp points as well as being aligned differently.

Again, with the change to 1920-dated dies the mint adjusted the design of the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Liberty's cap has been redesigned with more grooves at the back and a larger fold at the top. Below, the ground line from date to sun has been given a sharp raised edge. Finally, the outer edge of the flag curl by the knee has had a raised border added to it (PCGS # 6584) Estimated Value $10,000 - 11,000

Realized $12,650

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