1941 50C MS67. The entry issue into the widely collected 1941 to 1947 short set. The 1941 and 1943 are generally regarded as the best-produced coins in this short series for use as a type coin, even though the 1946-D is more available. This is an absolutely splendid example. A spectacular common date Walker, exhibiting dazzling, untoned surfaces that offer razor sharp detail and an almost total absence of noticeable blemishes. Even minuscule marks are hard to locate. While Mint State survivors of this high mintage wartime issue from the Philadelphia mint abound in today's market, few can compete with the technical merits of this Superb Gem. A simply lovely coin irrespective of date, the surfaces are fully lustrous with a bright, frosty sheen. Untoned and virtually blemish-free, both sides are fully brought up in all areas.
David Hall: Starting in 1941 mintages for all Walking Liberty half dollars, especially the Philadelphia Mint issues, increase dramatically. As you might expect, survival rates increase because of this and also the fact the more coins were saved as the country came out of the Great Depression and a coin collecting boom began. The 1941 Philadelphia is one of the most common Walking Liberty half dollars in uncirculated and Gem condition. It is a little bit scarcer than the 1942 and 1943 but all three issues are "type" issues that do not sell for a premium price in any grade. The typical 1941 is very sharply struck. Luster can be white and frosty and toning runs from light golden iridescent to dark and dingy with everything in-between.
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