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Proof 1938 Half Dollar Sells for Record $81,562 at GreatCollections
Ian Russell on Thu, May 07, 2020 12:28:02 PM
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.