Details about 1945-S PCGS MS-64 "Old Green Holder" Nicer than a MS-64See original listing
Apr 14, 2014
Florida, United States
|Certification Number:||1541537||Mint Location:||San Francisco|
1945-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar
Graded By One Of The Best of The Top Two Graders
Light Obverse Toning & Extremely Strong Strike
And Slabbed In An Old Green Holder
Looks very Close to MS-65 At Least MS-64++
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If you are trying to put together a short set and fill that 20-coin set with all "old green holder" slabs, this is a great S-mint coin to fill that 1945 slot. It's a better date coin and one that is well struck, which is definitely not the norm. And last but not least, it's sitting in a strong for the grade old green holder. What else do you need?
And it's less than one hundred dollars delivered!
This somewhat better date piece in a second generation old green holder. (the smaller PCGS holders known as "rattlers" were the 1st generation slabs) It is a toned example, with the majority of the tone located on the obverse. The strike is about average with it not being real weak or real strong. The details are above average for the grade assigned. It is thought by many that the old green holders by PCGS hold coins that are always under-graded, and therefore demand a premium. I don't personally agree with that assumption held by many. While I have seen many in the OGH that were a bit under-graded, and a few that were massively under-graded, this is not always a given fact. I have also seen, but not that often, coins in old green holders that were graded too high by sometimes more than a full point. Most of those were Morgan dollars that also had a great deal of toning, which to me hides the actual grade, and way too many times in the Morgan dollar series, that toning, usually attractive, prompts a grader to fudge the true grade just on account of the color of the toning. In my opinion, this is way worse than wrong, and is why I'd much rather have a clean white coin, so I can actually see what the hell I have. This coin has a good strike but toning to me, always hides the detail that I personally would much rather see. I like a brilliant blast white coin rather than a toned piece for other reasons as well. But I'm not gonna go into that here. The reverse of this coin is less toned than the obverse so that the detail and strike, appears to be sharper & stronger than the flip-side. But to sum things up, this is a correctly graded half, maybe leaning a bit to the conservative side, meaning maybe on a technical aspect, the coin is possibly a MS-64.5 - 64.75 But it's got the toning that is not ugly, but it's not gorgeous either. There are collectors that are attempting to put entire sets together, consisting of nothing but old green holder examples. So the demand for a coin such as this, will always be there. And old green holder or not, it's still graded by PCGS which to many, is believed to be the best grader on the planet, and the added plus of being a better date San Francisco piece, and lastly a pretty darn good struck coin in an ogh. Lots of pluses if you ask me.
My listing descriptions have been much too long in the past, so with this popular half dollar series I'm just going to say that I have never bought an ugly coin since I started buying slabbed examples. And while I have occasionally found a very nice coin graded by someone other than the "top two", it was only because I planned on cracking the coin out and re-submitting it. This tactic has proven itself quite profitable down through the years and my best up-grade was a $2.50 Liberty gold piece that was in a PCI AU-55 holder which I knew right away was the mother of all under grades. PCGS thought so too and the coin came back MS-62. But having said that, I know three coin series very well and they are pre-1908 Liberty gold, followed by the Franklin half dollar and lastly this series, the Walking Liberty half, I know just pretty well. You that know this series very well, know that strike can be all over the board and no MS-64 or MS-65 look alike between even two coins from the same grading company. But I choose to stick with PCGS & NGC in that order for the Walkers, and on the Franklin half, the most strict grade wise is PCGS and the most strict at calling a Franklin half, a Full Bell Line Franklin, the top slot goes to NGC. But both are very worthy and very strict and I sure would hate to live on the difference.
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Please know that the Walker half is not my specialty and when I say the coin is well struck, I'm mainly talking eye appeal and not the almost always "un-even" metal flow that causes the left hand weakness where there is most of the time no left hand thumb separation. And of course the upper portion of the center skirt lines, the usual weakness, compared to the two sets of skirt lines to the left and the two to the right of center. I mainly like to see a well defined head and the eagles breast feathers on the reverse are very important to me, more so the front of the eagles left leg. True scholars of this series (which I am not) will blow me off the map with their knowledge & expertise, as to what they deem necessary to be a well struck coin. I know just enough to get myself in trouble, but remember, email me with any questions and I'll try to answer them to the best of my ability.