1899-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6485)

John C. Hugon Collection

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Lot Description
1899-S 50C MS67 NGC. This coin is stark white in color and highly lustrous. The surfaces are pristine and show virtually no handling ticks or milling marks, as one would expect for this exemplary grade. Even the strike is superb, with no signs of weakness seen, even on the eagle's claws and the clutch of arrows. This one is identifiable by a very minor speck residing just below the upper right star on the obverse. For the grade, this piece is simply amazing as the surfaces, luster and strike are so close to perfection. NGC and PCGS have graded a combined five pieces this high with a single coin graded higher. It is remarkable that so many Condition Census coins are offered from a single collection. Clearly our consignor had a desire to purchase not only the technically finest available, but also demanded coins with abundant eye appeal, something that is often lacking in most collections.
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