4 Walking Liberty Half Dollar Short Sets Worth Pursuing
As members of this forum you likely know PCGS offers collectors a variety of exciting avenues for those who want to assemble Walking Liberty Half Dollar sets without having to buy every date-and-mintmark combination. Here, we're sharing the first short set covered. Be sure to visit the link below for more.
Walking Liberty Half Dollars Early Date Set, Circulation Strikes (1916-1933)
This 26-coin short set is decidedly one of the most challenging a collector could tackle from the Walking Liberty Half Dollar. How so? The years 1916 through 1933 encompass most of the key dates and semi keys in the series, not to mention a bevy of conditional rarities that become challenging in grades as low as XF40. These attributes entail the essence of the pre-1934 Walking Liberty Half Dollar – difficulty, scarcity, expense.
This set includes rarities such as the 1921 and 1921-D keys, 1916-S Obverse Mintmark semi key, and tough dates that include the 1919-D and 1921-S – all extremely scarce and expensive in upper circulated and all uncirculated grades. Add to this the difficulty in finding specimens from between 1916 and 1920 with full skirt lines, and the PCGS Set Registry collector will find assembling a choice angle of this short set a tall order to fill. Not for the faint of heart, building this particular set of coins requires tenacity, patience, and a fair degree of financial input. However, the results – rather circulated or uncirculated – are sure to please any collector of this classic United States series.
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