1902-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6494)

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

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1902-S 50C MS67 NGC. The exceptional piece is among the three finest 1902-S half dollars. The other two examples are the Pryor coin, a PCGS MS67 that brought $20,700 in January 2009, and the Duckor/Price piece that brought an astounding $32,200 in this summer's ANA. This nearly flawless representative displays incredible radiance and is sharply struck throughout. Light, even obverse toning confirm the piece's originality. A few roller marks are seen across the portrait, identical to those sometimes seen on S-mint Morgan dollars from this same era, and similar to the Duckor/Price coin. These Mint-caused striations do not affect the technical merits (or visual appeal) of this extraordinary coin. Census: 1 in 67, 0 finer (10/10). Ex: 2005 FUN Sale (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 4231, where it brought $13,800. From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection, Part Two.
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