*HIGHLIGHT OF ENTIRE AUCTION* NGC 1936 Gettysburg TIED FINEST KNOWN Old Commem 50c ms68 BY NGC (fc)

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***Auction Highlight*** NGC 1936 Gettysburg TIED FINEST KNOWN Old Commem Half Dollar 50c Graded ms68 BY NGC. HIGHLIGHT OF THE ENTIRE AUCTION - TIED for FINEST KNOWN, Gettysburg, 1936, NGC ms68. North and South, Blue and Gray, the War Between the States ... the Civil War. Whatever the name, there is little doubt that those four years of bloodshed irrevocably changed the nation. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the pivotal battle of the war, seems worthy of a coin. The authorization came in 1936, however, and in keeping with the attitudes of distributors at the time, various attempts to wring more money from collectors soon followed. Even before the bill authorizing the coins had become law, the Pennsylvania State Commission, promoters of the issue, had pressed for a three-way split between the Mints, though this effort failed. In addition, the commission's desire to get funds as quickly as possible led to a bizarre situation: The coins were dated 1936 (as required by the legislation) and struck in 1937, even though the event would not take place until 1938. Even with their rush to put the coins on the market as quickly as possible, the commission missed the market peak in 1936, and the subsequent slide in prices made collectors wary of new issues. Of the 50,028 pieces struck, 23,100 of them were sent to the melting pot.Unlike many of the classic commemorative issues, the Gettysburg coins meet high standards of quality, and like most examples, this piece has strong, slightly frosty luster. The surface preservation, on the other hand, is distinctly finer, with none of the usual ticks or abrasions visible anywhere on the coin. Each side has stunning toning; splashes of gold, peach, and red against silver-gray. A gorgeous, simply outstanding representative, tied for the finest known. A Corey's Pick, Bid to Win, Don't let it get Away, you might not find its equal Coin. I give this coin my highest recommendation

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*HIGHLIGHT OF ENTIRE AUCTION* NGC 1936 Gettysburg TIED FINEST KNOWN Old Commem 50c ms68 BY NGC (fc)
*HIGHLIGHT OF ENTIRE AUCTION* NGC 1936 Gettysburg TIED FINEST KNOWN Old Commem 50c ms68 BY NGC (fc)
Lot number: 744
Seller: Key Date Coins
Event: Summer Splash Coin Consignments Auction 2 of 6
Ends: Friday, July 23 | 5:45 PM  Eastern

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