GilmurraySr's Coin Album

1992-D 50C Columbus MS70 PCGS #9662

Why Commemorative Half Dollars are not made in silver is beyond my comprehension. To me, the artwork is ruined a little by applying it to a clad planchet. A little over 1200 graded by PCGS, this Italian Stallion falls in the top 5%. I think the obverse of the 1892 version is much nicer but this reverse is superior.

1992-D 50C Columbus MS70 PCGS #9662

Why Commemorative Half Dollars are not made in silver is beyond my comprehension. To me, the artwork is ruined a little by applying it to a clad planchet. A little over 1200 graded by PCGS, this Italian Stallion falls in the top 5%. I think the obverse of the 1892 version is much nicer but this reverse is superior.

1992-D 50C Columbus MS70 PCGS #9662

Why Commemorative Half Dollars are not made in silver is beyond my comprehension. To me, the artwork is ruined a little by applying it to a clad planchet. A little over 1200 graded by PCGS, this Italian Stallion falls in the top 5%. I think the obverse of the 1892 version is much nicer but this reverse is superior.

1992-D 50C Columbus MS70 PCGS #9662

Why Commemorative Half Dollars are not made in silver is beyond my comprehension. To me, the artwork is ruined a little by applying it to a clad planchet. A little over 1200 graded by PCGS, this Italian Stallion falls in the top 5%. I think the obverse of the 1892 version is much nicer but this reverse is superior.

1994-W $1 P. O. W. MS70 PCGS #9690

Ok, the sales of this coin makes no sense. Sell a kabillion of World Cup soccer commemoratives in 1994 and then sales drop off drastically for this and the Vietnam Veterans. Not the most impressive looking coin, but the detail and what is represents makes it a top 10 winner for me.

1994-W $1 P. O. W. MS70 PCGS #9690

Ok, the sales of this coin makes no sense. Sell a kabillion of World Cup soccer commemoratives in 1994 and then sales drop off drastically for this and the Vietnam Veterans. Not the most impressive looking coin, but the detail and what is represents makes it a top 10 winner for me.

1995-D $1 Track & Field MS70 PCGS #9720

With under 700 graded by PCGS and a population of 49 in perfect 70 grade, this was an obvious choice. The detail of the runners is exceptional.

1995-D $1 Track & Field MS70 PCGS #9720

With under 700 graded by PCGS and a population of 49 in perfect 70 grade, this was an obvious choice. The detail of the runners is exceptional.

1995-D $1 Track & Field MS70 PCGS #9720

With under 700 graded by PCGS and a population of 49 in perfect 70 grade, this was an obvious choice. The detail of the runners is exceptional.

1995-D $1 Track & Field MS70 PCGS #9720

With under 700 graded by PCGS and a population of 49 in perfect 70 grade, this was an obvious choice. The detail of the runners is exceptional.

2006-P $1 Franklin-Scientist MS70 PCGS #21008

No treading on this specimen. The obverse of this coin is far from my favorite, but the reverse is the classic design of individuality and strength. In my opinion all commemoratives blanks should have this brilliant satin finish. About 2000 graded by PCGS, so this coin fits perfectly in the top 8%.

2006-P $1 Franklin-Founding Father MS70 PCGS #21009

Both obverse and reverse of this coin is classic. In my opinion, even though very attractive, the forward facing Franklin doesn't hold a candle to the profile view used on Franklin Half Dollars. The handwritten signature is a nice touch, just as it is on the 2006 Nickel design. Not as uncommon as it's sister coin, but it is the design beauty that keeps it in my top 10.

2006-P $1 Franklin-Founding Father MS70 PCGS #21009

Both obverse and reverse of this coin is classic. In my opinion, even though very attractive, the forward facing Franklin doesn't hold a candle to the profile view used on Franklin Half Dollars. The handwritten signature is a nice touch, just as it is on the 2006 Nickel design. Not as uncommon as it's sister coin, but it is the design beauty that keeps it in my top 10.

2006-P $1 Franklin-Founding Father MS70 PCGS #21009

Both obverse and reverse of this coin is classic. In my opinion, even though very attractive, the forward facing Franklin doesn't hold a candle to the profile view used on Franklin Half Dollars. The handwritten signature is a nice touch, just as it is on the 2006 Nickel design. Not as uncommon as it's sister coin, but it is the design beauty that keeps it in my top 10.

1981-S 1C Type 2 PR69DCAM PCGS #93470

Over 3500 1981-S Proof Cents were graded by PCGS and 2200 of those were graded in PR69DC with only 8 in PR70DC. Of those 2200, there are only 166 examples in the Type 2 variety with none better. This is a spot free and haze free example of this rarity.

1981-S 1C Type 2 PR69DCAM PCGS #93470

Over 3500 1981-S Proof Cents were graded by PCGS and 2200 of those were graded in PR69DC with only 8 in PR70DC. Of those 2200, there are only 166 examples in the Type 2 variety with none better. This is a spot free and haze free example of this rarity.

2006-P $1 Eagle-20th Anniversary Reverse Proof PR70 PCGS #799977

This coin is unique in the fact that it is a reverse proof for the 20th anniversary of the Silver Eagle Program. The population of PR70 specimens is not low by any means but it is low compared to the overall quantity graded. Its beauty is in its uniqueness but in no way compares to the standard proof version. I have included a shot of my proof version for comparison.