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 Posted 04/16/2021  10:17 pm Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just received this from Stack's/Bower's:

Costa Mesa, CA (April 15, 2021) -- Stack's Bowers Galleries is proud to present the Lulu Collection, the #1 all-time finest PCGS Walking Liberty half dollars Short Set, 1941-1947, in their June 2021 Auction. Nearly all 20 half dollars in the Lulu Collection Short Set rank at the very top of the PCGS Population Report, with the majority also approved by CAC. Assembled with a focus on strong luster and beautiful toning, the Lulu Collection matches exceptional eye appeal with superior surface quality. With an amazing nine coins graded MS-68 or MS-68+, the Lulu Collection represents perhaps the most important offering of Short Set dates in decades. Highlights from this impressive cabinet include MS-68+ CAC examples from 1942 and 1943, a 1943-S in MS-67+ CAC, and a 1944 in MS-68 CAC.

A Short Set comprises the second part of the two-folder set for Walking Liberty half dollars produced by Whitman in the mid-20th century. The first folder contained most of the series from 1916 through 1940, with the balance included in the second "shorter" folder. Many decades later, this Short Set format has been embraced by modern collectors and continues to be a highly competitive approach to the series. As the Short Set includes the wartime issues of 1942-1945, it draws significant demand from World War II enthusiasts, as well.

Consisting of just 20 coins, the Short Set can be readily completed in lower Mint State, but is a significant challenge at the highest levels of preservation and production quality. The Lulu Collection, at the very pinnacle of these standards, will be a landmark offering for Walking Liberty half dollar specialists.

The Lulu Collection of Walking Liberty half dollars Short Set, 1941-1947 will be featured in the Stack's Bowers Galleries June 2021 Showcase Auction hosted at the firm's state-of-the-art auction gallery in their new Costa Mesa, California headquarters. The Stack's Bowers Galleries June sale arrives on the heels of record-setting auctions in March and April that saw combined prices realized above $60 million. With seven lots from these events exceeding $1 million, the numismatic market clearly remains strong heading into the firm's summer auction season. For questions about the Lulu Collection or to order a copy of the printed catalog, please contact Stack's Bowers Galleries by telephone at 800-566-2580 or by email at Info@StacksBowers.com.

The photos are amazing and should be on the website soon, keep checking it. I will try and post a link as soon as they hit the website.

Here is one teaser a 1942-P CAC PCGS MS68+ (Sole finest known).


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 Posted 04/16/2021  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JohnH4444 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sounds a bit out of my price range
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 Posted 04/17/2021  12:57 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ha, out of my price range too! But still how often do we get to see any Walking Liberty half dollars in 67+ grades and higher?

I've never seen any with full thumb and head details and satiny fields like these coins ever. Plus the ones with toning are also pretty.

There was a time I built an almost complete short set in MS64/65/66 coin in PCGS I quit as it became boring and so many coins I ended up looking at seemed to be over graded in the holders. Mind you this was in the early 2000's also, grades were generally even looser standards than today. These coins in the LuLu collection are simply unreal oddities.
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 Posted 04/17/2021  06:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing - looking forward to viewing the photos when available.
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 Posted 04/17/2021  06:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree: that set is a Lulu
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 Posted 04/17/2021  08:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would have loved to see the reverse of that coin .
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Thanks for that link!
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I'll stick with my circulated set.
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I'll stick with my circulated set.

Same with me. I have 5 sets of those and all from change or coin shows and all are just normal coins. I like them as is.
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 Posted 04/19/2021  07:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fredcdobbs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'll stick with my circulated set.


Same here, I am not a toner,and view toners as flawed. My F/XF set floats my boat.
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I'm by no means a pro and will never claim to be...just my 2 cents
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I had a short set in 64, got bored with it and sold it...
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 Posted 04/23/2021  12:26 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The set has been put up at Stack's finally, the rest of the auction is still to come, but they wanted to get these lots up for everyone that was waiting to view them.

https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/a...mesa-auction

Enjoy looking, there certainly are some amazing Walkers in that short set. I'm so impressed by the overall quality of strike on these coins. I remember butting mine together awhile back and the strike was always the hardest part to decide on, so many coins were so close but just not full in the head or on the hand and thumb area. These however are superb in all aspects.
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