Link's Reeded Half Set
1837

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: HALF DOLLARS - CAPPED BUST, REEDED EDGE
Item Description: 50C 1837
Full Grade: NGC MS 66
Owner: Heartland Collection

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Link's Reeded Half Set   Score: 7431
Heart of Ohio Early Half Dollars   Score: 7431
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Early Halves (1794-1839)

Owner Comments:

"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.

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