1916-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6568)

ANA05 Platinum Night

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1916-S 50C MS66 NGC. The 1916-S is by far the scarcest of the first-year Walking Liberty issues at all grade levels and can only occasionally be located in the lower reaches of Mint State. This incredible example is among the nicest we have recently seen of the first year key. Both obverse and reverse exhibit a bright, satiny sheen that is hardly disturbed by coin-to-coin contact and central striking details that are quite bold for the issue. A light coating of champagne toning frames the obverse and most of the reverse. It is very nearly a full strike with excellent detail on both sides. Bruce Fox discussed the value of such a sharply struck coin: "Coins that are nicely struck with minimal abrasions commonly sell at or above Coin Dealer Newsletter bid prices at auction." We certainly expect this example to sell for considerably more than the bid price. The prospective bidder will certainly want to prepare accordingly. Population: 10 in 66, 1 finer (6/05). From The Robert Moreno Collection.
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