A flat-out stunning bust half-dollar! Vibrant luster and iridescent toning set the eye appeal rating at 10 out of 10. (Dr. Link’s private notes indicate “A+.”) There is a paucity of mint state examples of this R.4 die pair. Herrman lists the raw MS 65 prooflike Buddy Byers coin at no.1, placing the Link coin at no.2 in the Condition Census, tied (perhaps) with another MS 63 graded by ICG. You should preview this coin before bidding. Filched from my bourse case at the April 2013 Central States Show. Link provenance noted on the label.
Estimate: $3,000 and up
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