Walk This Way- Early Set (1916-1933)





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Item Description: 50C 1918 D
Full Grade: PCGS MS 63
Owner: Walkerfan

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Walk This Way--Full Set (1916-1947)   Score: 3307
Walk This Way- Early Set (1916-1933)   Score: 3307
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Luster and frost are fabulous on this coin (deep mirrors and brilliant cartwheel effect), as many '18Ds lack luster and frost and tend to be dull and discolored. Many are a dull yellow or gray color.

As Walker fanatics know the strikes on '18Ds are usually pretty bad, because the Denver mint, in that era, reduced the pressure and number of strikes on these coins in an attempt to extend the life of the dies. This example is well above average in strike; the thumb and hand have pronounced detail. There are partial skirt lines at the bottom of this coin. The skirt lines are always typically weak for this issue and many believe that there is no such thing as a fully struck 18D, which is no doubt true.

Two small contact abrasions; one on the left breast and one on the neck plus a barely noticable hairline scratch across the mid-drift are in my opinion the only things keeping this beauty from being an MS 64.

This is a very tough date and a strike rarity as many coins were lost in the channels of commerce.

Mintage at 3,853,040

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