1905-O 50C MS (PCGS# 6502)

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

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1905-O 50C MS67 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Friend. Although PCGS has certified two submissions as MS68, this coin and the Hugon coin that we sold in January 2005 are the only two MS67 examples that the same service has graded, and they are tied for the finest that have appeared in any Heritage auction over the last 15 years. In May 1998, the Dr. Thaine Price coin was also certified PCGS MS67, possibly recertified since that time. There are probably only five or six truly Superb examples of this issue still in existence. The Dale Friend specimen is an amazing, highly lustrous coin, with brilliant and satin silver surfaces. A trace of iridescence on each side adds to its overall aesthetic appeal. The strike is strong, save for the usual reverse weakness at the right shield border. Population: 2 in 67, 2 finer (10/10). Ex: Superior Galleries; Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars (Heritage, 1/2010), lot 3896. From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection, Part Two.
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