1911-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6522)


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1911-D 50C MS67 PCGS. CAC. The Eliasberg-Hugon Superb Gem with full prooflike surfaces apparently qualifies as the finest known 1911-D half, and it is followed by this piece from Dale Friend's cabinet. The Norweb-Price coin is another comparable example, but we are unaware of any others that approach these three examples for overall quality. Examples of this issue are much easier to locate if one is content with a coin that grades MS64 or below. Dale Friend selected this gorgeous Superb Gem for its incredible aesthetic desirability. The central obverse is ivory with a frame of lemon-yellow and burnt-orange along the border. The reverse is similar, with additional concentric rings of lilac and blue. The arrow feathers are slightly weak, but all other details are bold. A single minor luster graze on the cheek is the only obvious mark, and even that requires careful examination. Population: 3 in 67, 0 finer (10/08). Ex: Dennis Nagy. From The Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars.
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