1897-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6479)

FUN07 Platinum Night #1

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    994
  • Grade:
    MS67
  • Price:
    $14,375.00
Lot Description
1897-S 50C MS67 NGC. The '97-S is an important semi-key in the Barber half dollar series. Fewer than one million pieces were struck, and relatively few Mint State coins are known. In MS67, the state of preservation of the present coin, only five examples have been certified, along with one finer. The coin in this lot shows radiant luster and sharply delineated design features. The only hint of softness is seen in the upper right (facing) corner of the shield and adjacent wing feathers. Variegated pastels of gold and powder-blue patination bathe impeccably preserved surfaces. Some barely discernible handling marks on Liberty's cheek and neck are mentioned for accuracy. Census: 2 in 67, 1 finer (11/06).
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