Whitlow. An early purchase in the set when Larry was still very active with high-end type coins. A beautiful and evenly toned example with great eye appeal. The strike is strong and this is the first of the last three Philadelphia Mint Barber Halves, all with low mintages. The 1913, 1914, and 1915 Philadelphia issues are known semi-keys in all grades, from well-worn to gems. This is a very tough date, particularly in MS 64 and better. Previously had an MS 64 coin in the set. Tough date with only one graded finer, the Duckor example.
David Akers: This is a moderately rare and very popular issue due to its low mintage of only 188,000 pieces. Business strikes in mint state condition are generally obtainable as long as one does not require a Gem, but Gems are certainly quite rare.