The two finest collections of circulation strike Walking Liberty half dollars in the PCGS Set RegistrySM will be displayed in a “Walker Showdown” hosted by Professional Coin Grading Service during the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia, Aug. 7-12.
“This will be the first time either of these top-of-the-line sets has been publicly shown anywhere,” said BJ Searls, Collectors Universe Set Registry Manager.
The two 66-coin sets in the “showdown” are the Gerald Forsythe Collection, ranked by the PCGS Set Registry as both the Current Finest and All-Time Finest, and a newcomer to the Walkers registry category, the High Desert Collection.
“The Walking Liberty half dollar is one of America’s most popular designs, but also one of the most challenging coins to collect because of notoriously poor strikes of some of the San Francisco Mint issues and low Mint State survival rates for such coins as the 1919-D and 1921-S,” said Don Willis, PCGS president.
Visitors to the ANA convention will be able to see 132 of the best Walkers with the side-by-side exhibits of the Forsythe and High Desert collections.
The individual coins also can be viewed online. The Forsythe collection is at www.pcgs.com/SetRegistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=32687 and the High Desert Collection is at www.pcgs.com/SetRegistry/alltimeset.aspx?s=2375.