As a general rule here at USCoinNews, I don’t post much about high-end coin auctions. Not because I don’t find them interesting, but more about one of the founding principles of the site: Focus is on those who enjoy the hobby, for the hobby and not necessarily for investments. But everyone once in a while a coin gets sold at auction that is just to impressive to pass on tell others about it. That’s the case for a stunning 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar that ended up selling late last month at GreatCollections.
The PCGS graded Proof-68+ CAC 1938 Walker sold for a stunning $81,562 and is considered to be the single finest example of a 1938 Walker.
Below you’ll find the Press Release from GreatCollections on this – and a few other – impressive sale.
May 6, 2020. Irvine, Calif. – After spirited bidding from 11 different collectors and dealers, the finest 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar ended up selling for a new all-time record price of $81,562 at GreatCollections on Sunday, April 26th.
The coin, graded Proof-68+ by PCGS and approved by CAC, is the single finest 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar known from an original mintage of 8,152.
Ian Russell, owner/president of GreatCollections said: “During these unprecedented times, there is still significant interest in coins, clearly evident with this realization.
“I had the pleasure of speaking with the winning bidder last week, a serious collector who appreciates quality. I also spoke with one of the underbidders who is putting together the finest collection of coins minted in 1938, his birth year.
Brett Charville, president of PCGS added “The exceptional price realized on this 1938 proof Walker perfectly encapsulates the power of PCGS certification. Not only do PCGS coins of all kinds trade for consistently higher premiums in the market, but PCGS is unmatched when unlocking the full value of transcendently beautiful coins such as this.”
Over 3,000 certified coins and banknotes were sold on Sunday alongside the 1938 Walking Liberty Half Dollar. Other notable realizations include:
Upcoming auction highlights include a significant collection of Mormon Paper Money, the Tahlequah Collection of Indian Gold Quarter Eagles, an extremely scarce 1864 Indian Cent L on Ribbon Proof, some of the finest known Franklin Half Dollars, parts 105, 106 and 107 of the famed Sunset Collection and more.
GreatCollections is always looking for consignments large and small. To find out more about selling your coins, visit www.greatcollections.com/selling or telephone 1-800-442-6467.