1895-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6473)

Long Beach-Platinum Night

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    6089
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $7,475.00
Lot Description
1895-S 50C MS66 NGC. Although the diligent numismatist can turn up several lower Mint State 1895-S Half Dollars after a year or so of searching, a lifetime of collecting could probably not produce another Gem whose eye appeal matches that of this specimen. Both sides present a bright, snow-white appearance without even a hint of patina. The strike is bold with none of the details getting too comfortable with their backdrop. A couple of tiny milling marks are reported on the primary obverse device. With otherwise placid surfaces and vibrant luster, this conditionally challenging Half Dollar is an important offering for the Barber coinage specialist. Population: 5 in 66, 1 finer (4/04).
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