1911-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6522)

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

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1911-D 50C MS66+ PCGS Secure. CAC. Ex: Duckor/Akers. The obverse has a faint crack from the top of the final T to star 7, and another that joins stars 8 and 9. Both dies are perfect otherwise. The mintmark is upright and centered close below the eagle's tail. This satiny Premium Gem is boldly defined, with lustrous silver-white surfaces and subliminal champagne toning. A few scattered surface marks are primarily limited to the obverse field. The 1911-D Barber half dollar had a limited mintage of only 695,080 pieces, but examples are available in all grades, including Superb Gem. This example is a lovely exception to the rule that Gem representatives are typically dull and unattractive. With just three finer PCGS examples, the Duckor MS66+ specimen will be a magnificent addition to a high-grade collection of Barber half dollars. The finer examples that PCGS has certified include the Eliasberg and Friend specimens, along with one that we sold in July 2003. Following those three MS67 coins in our auctions are the Duckor MS66+ specimen and three other MS66 coins. This amazing Barber half is easily in the Condition Census for the date, ranking as the fourth finest example we have ever handled. The connoisseur of high-grade coins will appreciate the Duckor specimen. Population (6/10): MS66 (6); MS66+ (1); MS67 (3). Ex: David Akers (2/4/1993). From The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection.
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