1895-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6473)

2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1167

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3693
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $8,338.00
Lot Description
1895-S 50C MS66 NGC. Barely more than 1.1 million 1895-S Barber halves were struck, and today the issue is a series semikey in any grade, but especially in the higher Mint State grades. At the Premium Gem level of the present piece, PCGS has seen two submissions with two finer, while NGC has seen four with a single MS67 finer (1/12). This piece is liberally coated in spectacular mint luster, with thick mint frost over the devices and bright fields that show slight reflectivity. A loupe reveals a couple of insignificant obverse marks. One of the nicest pieces of this in-demand issue we have seen.
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