1905 50C MS (PCGS# 6501)

John C. Hugon Collection

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1905 50C MS67 PCGS. Here is an amazing coin, certainly one of the very best to survive of this low mintage date. The Philadelphia Mint recorded a scant 622,000 pieces coined for circulation, and very few have been found in Superb Gem grades. Boldly struck by the dies, with sharp details on Liberty, even the shield, wing and claws of the eagle are sharp. Both sides are toned with speckled orange-gold and blue-green colors. The surfaces are extremely clean, with just a couple of tiny marks that are well hidden by the toning. Identifiable by a small speck on the upper right side of the 1 in the date and by the lofty condition. Housed in an older PCGS green insert holder. The rarity of this coin in Superb Gem condition is best illustrated by the number (or lack thereof) of coins graded at both services: PCGS--2, NGC--0 with only one piece finer (11/04). These are remarkably low numbers for a coin that is considered to be a "common" P-mint half.
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