Link's Reeded Half Set
View Image Gallery >
||HALF DOLLARS - CAPPED BUST, REEDED EDGE
||NGC MS 66
"The change from the 50 CENTS reverse of 1836-37 to the HALF DOL. reverse of 1838 created a distinct two-year type for the first steam-power halves, and while the 1836 has a minuscule mintage, the 1837 is much more available and the issue of choice for type collectors. Even though a number of examples were saved and Mint State pieces appear on the market with some regularity, the presence of a Premium Gem such as this is a far less frequent event. Sharply struck with powerful luster, this captivating, slightly satiny coin displays warm reddish-tinged orange patina over most of the fields. Small untoned sections further enliven the appearance of the piece. An immensely desirable coin and an exquisitely preserved, tangible memento of an exciting chapter in Mint history, per Heritage cataloger. Obtained from Heritage Galleries Auction on 9/7/2012, Lot 4567.
Ex: Milwaukee ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2007), lot 1685; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 2875.